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Monday, September 8, 2008

Sprouters Northwest, Inc. of Kent Recalls alfalfa sprouts, onion sprouts, and salad sprouts.

Sprouters Northwest, Inc. Recalls Alfalfa Sprout Products Because of Possible Health Concern

Contact:
Joe Campbell
253-872-0577

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- September 5, 2008 -- Sprouters Northwest, Inc. of Kent, Washington is recalling its alfalfa sprout products (alfalfa sprouts, onion sprouts, and salad sprouts) because they may be linked to a recent outbreak of Salmonellosis in Oregon and Washington State. To date, 13 cases of Salmonella Typhimirium infection have been associated with the consumption of raw alfalfa sprouts.

Salmonella Typhimiriumis an organism that 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 maybe 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 (swelling of the lining of the heart) and arthritis. Individuals who may have experienced any of the above symptoms after eating any of the recalled products should contact their health care provider.

The recalled sprouts were distributed in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alasks in retail stores and through wholesale produce suppliers.

The products are Sprouters Northwest brand and include all lot numbers with a best by date of 9/17/08 or earlier of: 5oz alfalfa sprout cups UPC - 033383701417, 4oz alfalfa clamshells UPC-815098001088, 1lb bags of alfalfa sprouts UPC - 079566123508, 2lb trays of alfalfa sprouts UPC – 079566123492, 5oz salad cups UPC - 033383702674, 4oz salad clamshells UPC - 815098002061, 5oz alfalfa onion sprout cups UPC - 033383701905, and 4oz onion sprout clamshells UPC – 815098002054.

Sprouters Northwest, Inc. is working closely with state officials and the Food and Drug Administration to determine the cause of this problem and what steps can be taken to combat it.

Consumers who have purchased any of these items are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Wholesalers / retailers should remove the product from sale, cease distribution, and arrange for product return. Questions can be directed to the company at 253-872-0577.

Friday, September 5, 2008

FDA Recalls, Hershey Chocolate Shell Topping, Ego Brand Preserved Peaches, Smoked Salmon.

The Hershey Company Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping Due to Undeclared Almonds

Starway Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Ego Brand Preserved Peaches

Trans Ocean Products Recalls "Cracked Pepper Style Smoked Salmon" LOT No 54933-2 Because of Possible Health Risks

Thursday, September 4, 2008

FDA Recalls For Last Week

August 29, 2008

Trans Ocean Products Recalls "Cracked Pepper Style Smoked Salmon" LOT No 54933-2 Because of Possible Health Risks

August 28, 2008

QFC Recalling Deli Tuna Salad Items in Washington and Oregon

"Fresh from the Deli" American Sub Sandwich Recalled by Landshire, Inc. Because of Possible Health Risk

CPSC Recalls For This Week, Sep 5th 2008

Sony Recalls Notebook Computers Due to Burn Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sony Electronics Inc., of San Diego, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 73,000 VAIO TZ-series Notebook Computers. Irregularly positioned wires near the computer’s hinge and/or a dislodged screw inside the hinge can cause a short circuit and overheating. This poses a burn hazard to consumers.
bullet Wolf Appliance Recalls Gas Ranges Due to Burn Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Wolf Appliance Inc., of Madison, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 24,000 Wolf Appliance Gas Ranges. Delayed ignition of gas in the 18-inch oven can cause a flash of flames to be projected at a consumer when the range door is opened, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
bullet Pendants and Candle Charms Recalled Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Benjamin International, of Middlebury, Conn., is voluntarily recalling about 57,000 Fairy Dust Pendants and Candle Charms. The recalled metal pendants and charms contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
bullet Optave Inc. Recalls Action Baby Carriers Due to Fall Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Optave Inc., of Alpena, Mich., is voluntarily recalling about 250 Action Baby Carriers. The baby carrier’s chest strap can detach from the shoulder straps, posing a fall hazard to the baby.
bullet Cordless Screwdrivers Recalled by Menards Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Menards, of Eau Claire, Wisc., is voluntarily recalling about 42,000 MasterForce 3.6-volt Cordless Screwdrivers. The battery can overheat and ignite during charging, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. There is no protective device on the lithium battery to prevent overheating.
bullet Worldwise Inc. Recalls Retractable Dog Leashes; Metal Clasp Can Break and Cause Facial and Body Injuries to Dog Owners
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Worldwise Inc., of San Rafael, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 223,000 SlyDog™ Retractable Dog Leashes. The metal clasp connecting the leash to a dog’s collar can bend or break while in use, causing the leash to recoil back unexpectedly. This poses a serious risk of injury to consumers.
bullet Circo Children’s Bobbie Socks Recalled Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Target, of Minneapolis, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 330,000 pairs of Circo Rosette Bobbie Socks. The ribbon on the sock can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
bullet Bicycles with Deda Forza Handlebar Stems Recalled by Deda Elementi Due to Crash Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Deda Elementi S.r.l., of Italy, is voluntarily recalling about 400 Deda Forza Bicycle Handlebar Stems. The top of the bicycle handlebar stem can crack and cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard.
bullet Rapid Reel® Recalls Portable Garden Hose Carts; Tires Can Explode Posing an Injury Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Eley Corporation, dba Rapid Reel of Lincoln, Neb., is voluntarily recalling about 7,000 Portable Garden Hose Reel Carts and Wagons. The tires on the portable garden hose reel can explode while being inflated, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
bullet Hooded Sweaters Recalled by Empress Arts; Children Can Strangle on Drawstrings
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Empress Arts Ltd., of Monterey Park, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 130 Children’s Hooded Sweaters. The sweaters have drawstrings through the hood. Children can get entangled in the drawstrings that can catch on playground equipment, fences or tree branches. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstring in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts. From 1985 through June 2008, CPSC received reports of 27 deaths and 70 non-fatal incidents involving the entanglement of children’s clothing drawstrings.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

FDA Recalls From August 8-28

August 15, 2008

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Certain Mussel Products from Bantry Bay Seafood

Manufacturer for Publix Brand Vanilla Wafers Issues a Recall for Undeclared Soy

August 14, 2008

Whole Foods Market Issues Recall on 365 Organic Everyday Value Popcorn, Lightly Salted Due to Undeclared Dairy Allergen

Peppers Unlimited, Inc. Recalls La Torre Jalapeno Nacho Slices

August 13, 2008

Interior Alaska Fish Processors, Inc. Recalls Santa's Smokehouse Brand Smoked Keta Salmon

August 12, 2008

Hop Lee Trading Co., Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Flower Brand Dried Sweet Potato

S&M (USA) Enterprise Corp. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Grove Grow Notes Brand Dried Bamboo Fungus Veiled Lady

August 11, 2008

Home Made Brand Foods Recalls Tuna Salad Because of Possible Health Risk

HOT POCKETS PEPPERONI PIZZA RECALLED BY NESTLE

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2008 - Nestlé Prepared Foods Company, a Mt. Sterling, Ky., establishment, is recalling approximately 215,660 pounds of frozen stuffed pepperoni pizza sandwich products that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 54-ounce, 12-pack cartons of "HOT POCKETS PEPPERONI PIZZA" brand stuffed sandwiches. Printed on the side of each carton is "8157544614D," "EST 7721A," and "BEST BEFORE JAN2010." Each carton bears the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were produced on June 5 and distributed to retail establishments nationwide.

The problem was discovered after the company received consumer complaints. FSIS has not received any consumer complaints or reports of injury at this time. Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of the products should contact a physician.

Media with questions about the recall should contact Company Marketing Communications Manager Roz O'Hearn at (440) 264-5170. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Nestlé Consumer Services Center at (800) 350-5016.

Simmering Soup, Inc. Recalls "TRADER MING'S Ready-to-eat Chicken Noodle Products


WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2008 - Simmering Soup, Inc., a Cumberland, R.I., establishment, is recalling approximately 987 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken noodle products because they may contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Label, PDF Only]

  • 12-ounce boxes of "TRADER MING'S Yakisoba Noodles with Sesame Chicken Breast." Each box bears the establishment number "P-21166" as well as a "SELL BY" date of "8/26" or earlier.

The ready-to-eat chicken noodle products were produced between July 1, 2008, and Aug. 15, 2008, and were distributed to Trader Joe's stores in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The problem was discovered by the company. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.

Media and consumers with questions should contact company Operations Manager Shawn Early at (401) 333-8848, ext. 228.

CPSC Recalls From August 7

Regal Lager Recalls to Repair Phil & Teds Strollers Due to Laceration Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Regal Lager Inc., of Kennesaw, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 44,000 Phil & Teds e3 Single Buggy, e3 Twin Buggy and sport v1 Single Buggy Strollers (an additional 425 e3 Twin Buggy Strollers were recalled on May 5, 2006). The stroller’s hinge locking mechanism poses a laceration hazard to the user folding and unfolding the strollers.
bullet Countertop Water Dispensers Recalled by Greenway Home Products Due to Fire and Shock Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Greenway Home Products, of Northwood, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 44,000 Countertop Water Dispensers. The internal heating element could overheat and drop molten metal through ventilation openings in the water dispenser’s base onto the countertop, posing a fire hazard. The internal heating element also poses a shock hazard to consumers who touch it through the vents.
bullet GIA Instruments Recalls Polariscopes Due to Shock Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), GIA Instruments, of Carlsbad, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 8,000 Illuminator Polariscopes 415000 and 415. The polariscopes can have a ground wire missing, posing a risk of electrical shock to the user.
bullet Infants Strangled to Death in Simplicity Bassinets: CPSC Urges Consumers To Stop Using Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 Convertible “Close-Sleeper” Models
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents and caregivers to stop using convertible “close-sleeper/bedside sleeper” bassinets manufactured by Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa. CPSC has learned that on August 21, 2008, a 5-month-old girl from Shawnee, Kan. was strangled to death when she became entrapped between the bassinet’s metal bars. This is the second strangulation death CPSC has learned of in the co-sleeper bassinets. On September 29, 2007, a 4-month-old girl from Noel, Mo. became entrapped in the metal bars of the bassinet and died.
bullet Indoor Lighting Fixtures Recalled by Lithonia Lighting Due to Impact Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lithonia Lighting, of Conyers, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 1,400 Indoor Lighting Fixtures. The glass reflector can separate from the fixture and fall, posing a risk of injury to consumers below the fixture.
bullet Goodman Company Recalls Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (PTAC) Units Due to Fire Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Goodman Company L.P., of Houston, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 30,000 Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (PTAC) Units. The PTAC’s power cords can overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard.
bullet IMS Recalls Car Chargers Used With Halogen Spotlights Sold at Sears and K-Mart Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), International Merchandising Service Inc. (IMS), of Fullerton, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 210,000 Car Chargers Used with Power System Plus 3 Million Candlepower Spotlights. The car charger is incompatible with the spotlight’s battery, which can cause it to overcharge inside of a vehicle and pose a fire or burn hazard to consumers.
bullet Stroller Activity Bars Recalled by International Playthings Due to Choking Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), International Playthings Inc., of Parsippany, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 10,000 Taggies™ Strollin’ Along Stroller Activity Bars. The shiny material on the elephant’s ear on the activity bar can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
bullet Coffee Makers Recalled by Sears Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sears, Roebuck and Co. of Hoffman Estates, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 145,000 Kenmore and Kenmore Elite Coffee Makers. The wiring in the coffee maker can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.
bullet Power Light Modules Recalled by GCI Technologies Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), GCI Technologies Corp., of Edison, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 7,500 Power Light Modules. Internal wiring in the module’s circuit boards is incorrectly installed, posing a risk of an electrical fire and burn hazards to consumers.
bullet CPSC Warns of Dangers at Home in the Aftermath of Tropical Storm Fay
Portable gas generators, often used by consumers to restore power to their homes and businesses in the aftermath of a storm, produce high levels of deadly carbon monoxide (CO). CPSC warns consumers that generators should be used outdoors only, far from doors, windows, and vents that could allow CO to come indoors.
bullet Venmar CES Inc. Recalls Heat Recovery Ventilators Due to Fire Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Venmar CES Inc., of Saskatoon, Canada, is voluntarily recalling about 3,400 Light Commercial Heat Recovery Ventilators. The motors in these units can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
bullet Cervélo SA Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cervélo SA, of Switzerland, is voluntarily recalling about 5,800 Wolf SL Carbon Fiber Bicycle Forks. The forks steerer can break during normal use, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer serious injuries.
bullet Electrical Wire Splices Recalled Due to Shock and Fire Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about 53,000 Electrical Wire Splices manufactured by Molex, of Lisle, Ill. (also known as Butt Splice Connectors) are being voluntarily recalled. The splice can fail to hold the wires adequately together, posing a shock and fire hazard to Consumers.
bullet Steam Cleaners Recalled by Thane International Due to Burn Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Thane International Inc., of La Quinta, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 134,000 H20 Portable Hand Held Steam Cleaners. Steam can escape from the handle and trigger of the steam cleaner, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
bullet CPSC Offers Tips for Back to School Safety
More than 50 million children are headed back to school this fall and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents to pay special attention to safety this school year. Whether it’s wearing a helmet while they ride their bikes, watching out for dangerous drawstrings in children’s jackets, or checking the safety of school soccer goals, CPSC has important safety tips that can keep children from being sidelined with injuries.
bullet Electra Bicycle Company Expands Recall of Amsterdam Bicycles; Chain Can Derail and Pose Injury Risk to Riders
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Electra Bicycle Company, LLC, of Vista, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 1,500 Amsterdam Bicycles (about 9,500 bicycles were recalled on July 22, 2008). The interior alignment tabs of the bicycle’s chainguard can be pushed against the chain causing it to derail, which poses a risk of injury to riders.
bullet Hobbico Inc. Recalls Batteries Used In Radio-Controlled Helicopters Due to Fire Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Hobbico Inc., of Champaign, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 11,000 Batteries Used In Radio-Controlled Helicopter Kits. The rechargeable battery can overheat and catch fire while charging, igniting nearby combustible materials. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.
bullet Flame Weeders Recalled by Gardener’s Supply Co. Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Gardener’s Supply Co., of Burlington, Vt., is voluntarily recalling about 2,000 Flame Weeders. The two-piece brass control valve can separate between the flame weeder and the propane tank and allow propane to leak from the tank. This poses fire and burn hazards to consumers.
bullet Rossignol Recalls Snowboard Bindings Due to Strap Failure
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Rossignol Ski Co., of Park City, Utah, is voluntarily recalling about 3,500 pairs of 2007 Rossignol HC Snowboard Bindings. The t-nuts that attached the buckles to the straps on the snowboard’s bindings can detach, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
bulletChildren’s Board Skirts Recalled By Chelsea & Scott Ltd. Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Chelsea & Scott Ltd., of Lake Bluff, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 600 Sun Smarties™ Children’s Board Skirts. The paint on the grommets of the skirts contains an excess level of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
bulletCooper Lighting Recalls Emergency and Exit Lights; Could Fail to Stay Illuminated in an Emergency
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cooper Lighting Inc., of Peachtree City, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 9,000 “Sure-Lite” and “AtLite” Exit and Emergency Lights. The lights can malfunction and not stay illuminated in the event of a power failure. This could result in a failure to provide adequate lighting to guide building occupants to an exit in an emergency.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls August 11 2008.

Fisher-Price Recalls Learning Pots and Pans™ Toys Due to Choking Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, NY, is voluntarily recalling about 15,000 Learning Pots & Pans™ Toys. Missing screws in the blue toy pan can cause the clear plastic cover to come loose and release small balls, presenting a choking hazard to young children.
bullet Atico International USA Recalls Personal Blenders Due to Laceration Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (for the Crofton® model) (East West Distributing Co., of Deerfield Ill. distributed the Signature Gourmet™ model), is voluntarily recalling about 124,000 Signature Gourmet and Crofton® Personal Blenders. While placing the cup on or off the base of the blender, the blender can be inadvertently turned on, activating the blade. This can pose a serious laceration hazard to consumers.
bullet Progress Lighting Recalls Indoor Light Fixtures; Lights Can Unexpectedly Fall Posing an Impact Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Progress Lighting, of Greenville, S.C., is voluntarily recalling about 6,000 Pendant-Style Ceiling-Mounted Indoor Light Fixtures. The ceiling-mount assembly that supports the light fixture can fail, causing the fixture to unexpectedly fall and injure consumers.
bullet Fire and Burn Hazards Prompt Recall of Gas Grills Sold at Lowe’s Stores
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C. and Lowe’s HIW, Inc., of Tukwila, Wash., are voluntarily recalling about 24,000 Perfect Flame Double Lid Four Burner Gas Grills. The cooking chamber of the grill can melt and/or ignite, posing a risk of fires and burn injuries to consumers.

Palama Holdings, LLC Recalls MAY’S HAWAII KALUA BRAND PORK

Recall Release CLASS I RECALL
FSIS-RC-030-2008 HEALTH RISK: HIGH

Congressional and Public Affairs
(202) 720-9113
Laura Reiser

WASHINGTON, Aug 10, 2008 – Palama Holdings, LLC, a Kapolei, Hawaii, establishment, is recalling approximately 4,535 pounds of fully cooked pork products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
The following product is subject to recall: [View Label]
  • 16-oz. bags of “MAY’S HAWAII KALUA BRAND PORK (WITH UP TO TWELVE PERCENT SOLUTION ADDED), FULLY COOKED, SMOKE FLAVOR ADDED.” Each bag bears the establishment number “EST. 11077” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as a freeze-by date of “9/17/08” or “9/20/08.” These 16-oz. bags available for retail purchase are distributed in packages of three, which are shipped in cases of 15 packages each. Each case is labeled “MAY’S KALUA BRAND PORK, 15 PACKAGES/3 LB EACH” and bears the case code “325466.”
  • 10-pound cases of “MAY’S KALUA BRAND PORK.” Each case bears the establishment number “EST. 11077” inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a date code “21708” and a case code “325469.” Each case contains two 5-pound packages intended for food service use.

The pork products were produced on Aug. 4 and Aug. 7, 2008, and were distributed to food service and retail establishments in Hawaii to the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Maui and Oahu.

The problem was discovered by FSIS routine microbiological testing. FSIS has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this product. Anyone with signs or symptoms of foodborne illness should consult a medical professional.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause miscarriages and stillbirths, and can also cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly, and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. Infection can spread to the nervous system, resulting in high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, nausea, confusion and convulsions.

Media with questions about the recall should call company Chief Executive Officer Bill Loose at (808) 682-8362. Consumers with questions about the recall should call company Vice President of Sales Lionel Yokoyama at (808) 682-8368.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Nebraska Beef, Ltd. Recalls 1.2 Million Pounds Of Beef Due To E.coli Contamination.

WASHINGTON, Aug 8, 2008 - Nebraska Beef, Ltd., an Omaha, Neb., establishment is recalling approximately 1.2 million pounds of primal cuts, subprimal cuts and boxed beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
These beef products were produced on June 17, June 24 and July 8, 2008. The shipping containers and product labels bear the establishment number “EST. 19336” inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as the brand “Coleman Natural.” However, these products were sent to establishments and retail stores nationwide for further processing and will likely not bear the establishment number “EST. 19336” on products available for direct consumer purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact company Vice President of Administration James Timmerman at 402-733-0456. Media with questions about the recall should contact company representative William Lamson at (402) 397-7300.

The problem was discovered through a joint investigation with state departments of health and agriculture, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and FSIS. To date, 31 cases in 12 states and Canada have been identified in the investigation.

FSIS is continuing its investigation into any products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 or that are associated with illnesses and will take appropriate action when necessary.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness. Anyone with signs or symptoms of foodborne illness should consult a medical professional.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Dallas City Packing, Inc. Recalls Cattle Heads That Contain Prohibited Tonsils.

WASHINGTON, August 7, 2008 - Dallas City Packing, Inc., a Dallas, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 941,271 pounds of cattle heads with tonsils not completely removed, which is not compliant with regulations that require the removal of tonsils from cattle of all ages, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

Tonsils are considered a specified risk material (SRM) and must be removed from cattle of all ages in accordance with FSIS regulations. SRMs are tissues that are known to contain the infective agent in cattle infected with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), as well as materials that are closely associated with these potentially infective tissues. Therefore, FSIS prohibits SRMs from use as human food to minimize potential human exposure to the BSE agent.

The following products subject to recall include:

  • Various weight boxes of “2-BEEF HEAD.” Each shipping package bears the establishment number “EST. 156” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as a packaging date between “2 05 7” and
    “8 05 8” stamped on the side of the box.
  • Various weight boxes of “3-BEEF HEAD.” Each shipping package bears the establishment number “EST. 156” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as a packaging date between “2 05 7” and
    “8 05 8” stamped on the side of the box.

The company is recalling all products packed between Feb. 5, 2007, and Aug. 5, 2008. These products were distributed primarily to retail establishments in Texas as well as distribution centers in California, Colorado, Louisiana, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Texas.

The problem was discovered by FSIS.

Media and consumers with questions about the recall should contact company President Alan Rubin or Vice President David Meyers at (214) 948-3901.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

S&S Foods LLC. Recalls 153,630 pounds of frozen ground beef due to E.Coli Contamination

WASHINGTON, August 6 - S&S Foods LLC., an Azusa, Calif., firm, is recalling approximately 153,630 pounds of frozen ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.


The following products subject to recall include:

  • 30-pound boxes of “742798 MFST, 100% GROUND BEEF BULK, 80/20, 1LB. BRICK.”
These boxes of frozen ground beef products bear the establishment number “EST. 20375” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and a case code beginning “06238” ink-jet printed on the side of the box. This product was intended for food service and institutional use and not for direct retail purchase.

The problem was discovered through a joint epidemiological investigation by FSIS and the Virginia Department of Health as well as product testing by the Virginia Department of Health. These ground beef products were shipped to distribution centers located in Milwaukee, Wis., and Allentown, Penn.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

FSIS has received 11 reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Anyone with signs or symptoms of foodborne illness should consult a medical professional.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Keith Dunning at (626) 625-2039. Media with questions should contact Jeff Grohs, company Vice President of Business Development at (626) 625-2039.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Cribs, Cordless Brad Nailers, Electric Halogen Work Lights, Bicycle Pedals, BongoCheetah Girls Jackets, Drawstring Hoodies, and Hooded Sweatshirts R

Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Raw Blue Due to Strangulation Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Raw Blue Sportswear, of Moonachie, NJ, is voluntarily recalling about 5,740 Hooded Sweatshirts. The sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hood which pose a strangulation hazard to young children.
bullet Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Request Jeans Due to Strangulation Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Request Jeans, of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 1,200 Drawstring Hoodies. The hoodies have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children.
bullet Children’s Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled By Kids with Character Due to Strangulation Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kids with Character LLC, of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 1,200 BongoCheetah Girls Jackets. The garments have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children.
bullet Nine Firms Agree To Pay More Than $350,000 in Civil Penalties For Failing To Timely Report Drawstrings In Children’s Outerwear
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that nine firms have agreed to pay a total of $355,000 in civil penalties. The penalties settle allegations that the firms knowingly failed to report to the CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, that their children’s hooded sweatshirts, jackets, or sweaters were sold with drawstrings at the hood and neck. These products, which the firms eventually recalled, pose a strangulation hazard that can cause death to children.
bullet Bicycle Pedals Recalled by Look Cycle; Pedals Can Break Causing Cyclists to Fall
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Look Cycle USA, of San Jose, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 80,000 (40,000 pairs) KéO Bicycle Pedals. The steel axle inside the pedal can break, posing a fall hazard to cyclists.
bullet Halogen Work Lights Recalled by Harbor Freight Tools Due to Fire and Shock Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Harbor Freight Tools, of Camarillo, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 58,000 Chicago Electric Halogen Work Lights. The halogen work lights can overheat and melt, and pose a risk of fire and electrical shock to consumers.
bullet DEWALT Recalls Cordless Brad Nailers Due to Injury Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., of Towson, Md., is voluntarily recalling about 14,000 DEWALT DC608 Cordless Brad Nailers. The nailer can operate when the lock-off (safety) is in the locked position. Also, the nailer can operate when the trigger is not pulled and the contact trip is depressed. The unexpected ejection of a nail poses a serious injury hazard to consumers.
bullet Baby Appleseed Recalls Cribs Due to Fall Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Baby Appleseed, of City of Industry, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 500 Davenport Cribs. The cribs fail to meet the federal safety standards for cribs. The cribs have a two mattress support system. The secondary mattress support, used for the lowest position, does not meet the full 26 inch minimum height in its lowest position, allowing children inside to crawl over the railing, posing a fall hazard.
bullet Mother Hubbard’s Cupboards Recalls Cribs Due to Fall Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Mother Hubbard’s Cupboards, of Toronto, Canada, is voluntarily recalling about 1,300 cribs. The cribs fail to meet the federal safety standards. The distance between the mattress support bracket in the lowest position and the top of the side rail in the highest position is less than the required 26 inches, posing a fall hazard to children who climb over the railing.

CF Sauer Foods Inc, Recalls Gold Medal Spaghetti Sauce Mix

C.F. Sauer Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in one lot of Gold Medal Spaghetti Sauce Mix – 1.37 ounce pouchContact:
CF Sauer Foods Inc,
1-800-688-5676
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- August 4, 2008 – CF Sauer Foods Inc, of Richmond, VA is recalling all packages of Gold Medal Spaghetti Sauce Mix with the code date as follows: 8119R. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milkrun the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
GOLD MEDAL SPAGHETTI SAUCE MIX was distributed through retail stores in Mississippi, Kentucky, and Alabama.
The Spaghetti Sauce Mix comes in 1.37 ounce pouch and was sold under the name Gold Medal displaying a UPC code of 0-52500-02104-7.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the Spaghetti Sauce Mix containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not declare the presence of milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by an oversight in the company's development process.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return it to the location of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-688-5676 or www.cfsauer.com.

World Class Canapes, Inc., Recalls Ready-to-eat Chicken Products

Recall Release CLASS I RECALL
FSIS-RC-025-2008 HEALTH RISK: HIGH

Congressional and Public Affairs
(202) 720-9113
Peggy Riek

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2008 – DBC, Inc., doing business as World Class Canapes, Inc., a Wilmington, Mass., firm, is recalling approximately 285 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:
  • 80-ounce cases of “Progressive Gourmet Buffalo Chicken Roller Sandwich,” Each package bears the establishment number “EST. P-31566” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as a “SELL BY” date of “8/2/08” and Case Code of “8500WRAS.”
  • 80-ounce cases of “Progressive Gourmet Chicken Caesar Roller Sandwich.” Each package bears the establishment number “EST. P-31566” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as a “SELL BY” date of “8/2/08” and Case Code of “8500WRCA.”
  • 80-ounce cases of “Progressive Gourmet Honey Turkey w/Baby Spinach Roller Sandwich.” Each package bears the establishment number “EST. P-31566” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as a “SELL BY” date of “8/2/08” and Case Code of “8500WRTU.”
These ready-to-eat chicken products were produced on July 30, 2008, and distributed to retail establishments in Massachusetts. The products were repackaged individually for consumer purchase. Consumers that may have purchased these ready-to-eat chicken products at retail establishments between
July 31, 2008, and August 2, 2008, are urged to check their refrigerators and freezers and discard them if found.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause miscarriages and stillbirths, and can also cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly, and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. Infection can spread to the nervous system, resulting in high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, nausea, confusion, and convulsions.

The problem was discovered through microbiological sampling by FSIS. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products. Anyone with signs of symptoms of foodborne illness should consult a medical professional.

Media with questions about the recall should contact company Director of Culinary Operations Mark Polito, at (978) 253-6436. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact company Plant Manager Jim Palmariello, at (978) 253-6482.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Actavis Totowa Recalls All Drug Products Manufactured at its Little Falls, New Jersey Facility.

Actavis Totowa Announces Voluntary Recall at the Retail Level of All Drug Products Manufactured at its Little Falls, New Jersey Facility

Contact:
Actavis Inc.
Sarita Thapar, PharmD
Tel: 908-659-2471
Media Inquiries
Actavis Group
Hjordis Arnadottir
354-535-2300 / 840 7476
E-mail: harnadottir@actavis.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Morristown, NJ, August 1, 2008 -- Actavis Totowa LLC, a generic drug manufacturer, is announcing a voluntary recall, to the retail level, of all drug products manufactured at its Little Falls, New Jersey facility. This is a precautionary, voluntary action by Actavis following an inspection conducted by the Food and Drug Administration earlier this year.

The inspection at Little Falls revealed operations which did not meet the FDA's or Actavis' standards for good manufacturing practices. Actavis Totowa is voluntarily recalling these products from the pharmacy/retail level, which includes wholesalers and hospitals. The company has informed the FDA regarding this action.

This action is not prompted by product complaints or health hazards associated with the products, which are all prescription medications. Patients who may have these medicines in their possession should continue to take them in accordance with their prescriptions, as the risk of suddenly stopping needed medication may place patients at risk. If patients should wish to obtain replacement medications and/or prescription, they should contact their health care professional or pharmacist. For more information regarding this market action, please visit www.actavis.us/RecallFAQ.

Recall letters have been issued to wholesalers and retailers, instructing them to return product to Capital Returns, Milwaukee, WI.

Actavis Totowa, LLC is a United States subsidiary of Actavis Group hf. This voluntary action is limited only to the Actavis Totowa products manufactured in the Little Falls, NJ facility listed below. Products manufactured by Actavis Elizabeth LLC, Actavis South Atlantic LLC, Actavis Mid Atlantic LLC or Actavis products manufactured in other facilities are thus not impacted by this recall

Amantadine 100mg capsules

Meperidine & Promethazine capsules

Amibid DM ER tablets

Meperidine HCl 100 mg and 50 mg tablets

Amibid DM tablets

Methenamine Mandelate 0.5 g and 1.0 g tablets

Amidrine capsules

Mirtazapine 15 mg, 30 mg, and 45 mg tablets

Amigesic 500 mg caplets and 750 mg caplets

Mirtazapine OD tablets, 15 mg, 30 mg and 45 mg

Amitex PSE tablets

Multi-ret Folic 500 mg tablets

Bellamine S tablets

Multi-vita-bets 0.5 mg and 1.0 mg FL & FE tablets

Betaxolol 10 mg and 20 mg tablets USP

Multi-vita-bets 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg and 1 mg FL tablets

Buspirone HCL 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg and 30mg tablets

Naltrexone 50mg tablets

Carisoprodol & Aspirin tablets

Oxycodone & Acetaminophen 5/500mg capsules

Carisoprodol, Aspirin & Codeine tablets

Oxycodone HCl 5 mg, 15 mg and 30 mg tablets

Carisoprodol 350mg tablets

Oxycodone HCl 5 mg capsules

Chlordiazepoxide w/ Clidinium Bromide capsules

Pentazocine & Acetaminophen tablets

Chlorzoxazone 250mg

Pentazocine & Naloxone tablets

Cilostazol tablets 100mg

Phenazopyridine HCl 100 mg and 200 mg tablets

Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate 500 mg, 750 mg and 1000 mg tablets

Phendimetrazine Tartrate 35mg tablets

Cyclobenzaprine HCL 5 mg and 10 mg

Phentermine HCl 37.5 mg tablets

Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate 4 mg and 6 mg tablets

Phentermine HCl 15 mg, 30 mg and 37.5 mg capsules

Dipyridamole 25 mg, 50mg, and 75 mg tablets

Prenatal Formula 3 tablets

Glyburide 1.5 mg, 3.0 mg and 6.0 mg tablets

Prenatal Plus 27 mg FE tablets

Guaifenesin & Codeine Phosphate tablets

Prenatal Rx tablets

Guaifenesin & Phenylephrine tablets

Quinaretic 10mg/12.5mg, 20 mg/12.5 mg and 20 mg/25 mg tablets

Guanfacine 1.0 mg and 2.0 mg HCl tablets

Rifampin 300mg capsules

Hydrocodone & Homatropine tablets

Sodium FL 0.5 mg and 1.0 mg tablets

Hydromorphone HCl tablets

Tizanidine HCl 2 mg and 4 mg tablets

Hydroxyzine 10 mg, 25 mg and 50 mg tablets

Trimethobenzamide 300mg capsules

Hyoscyamine Sulfate 0.125 mg SL

Trimipramine Maleate 25mg, 50mg, 100mg capsules

Hyoscyamine Sulfate 0.375mg SR tablets

Trivita 1 mg FL tablets

Hyoscyamine Sulfate 0.125 mg (oral) tablets

Ursodiol capsules, 300mg

Isradipine 2.5 mg and 5 mg capsules

Vitacon Forte capsules

Loxapine 5 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg, and 50 mg capsules

Vitaplex Plus tablets

Meclizine Chewable 25 mg tablets

Vitaplex tablets (FC)

Meloxicam 7.5 mg and 15 mg tablets

Yohimbine HCl 5.4 mg tablets

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding this market action can be found on www.actavis.us/RecallFAQ.

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wegmans Sorbet recalls four sorbet flavors: Lemon, Raspberry, Green Apple, and Pink Grapefruit

Manufacturer for Wegmans Brand Sorbet Issues an Allergen Alert for Undeclared Milk on a Limited Number of Wegmans Brand Sorbets

Contact:
Diane Austin
Diane.austin@perrysicecream.com
716.542.5492 x294
Marissa Wilson
Marissa.wilson@perrysicecream.com
716.542.5492 x274

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- July 31, 2008 -- The manufacturer of Wegmans Sorbet is recalling a limited number of 16 oz. Wegmans brand Sorbets because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of a serious or possible life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the affected products listed below.

The products were distributed throughout Wegmans Food Markets located in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland.

The sorbets are packaged in 16 oz. paperboard containers and sold in the supermarkets’ ice cream section. All four sorbet flavors: Lemon, Raspberry, Green Apple, and Pink Grapefruit, are affected by this recall. The affected products contain the following "BEST USED BY" date codes on the bottom of the container:


"BEST USED BY" codes

Green Apple

OCT 2008; MAR 15,09

Lemon

FEB 11,09

Pink Grapefruit

FEB 11,09

Raspberry

SEP 2008; NOV 2,08; FEB 11,09

A review of records discovered that product containing milk was packaged in cartons that were not labeled for the presence of milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the cross contamination was caused by a breakdown in the company's production process, which has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased Wegmans Sorbet with the affected code dates and flavors may return it to Wegmans for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the manufacturer at 1-800-873-7797 between the hours of 9:00am -5:00pm Monday thru Friday EST.

Consumer Warning on Serrano Peppers from Mexico Extended By FDA.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Statement
July 30, 2008

Media Inquiries:
Karen Riley, 301-827-6244
Consumer Inquiries:
888-INFO-FDA


FDA Extends Consumer Warning on Serrano Peppers from Mexico

Laboratory testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has confirmed that both a sample of serrano pepper and a sample of irrigation water collected by agency investigators on a farm in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico (business address is in Nuevo Leon, Mexico) contain Salmonella Saintpaul with the same genetic fingerprint as the strain of bacteria that is causing the current outbreak in the United States.

As a result, until further notice, the FDA is advising consumers to avoid raw serrano peppers from Mexico, in addition to raw jalapeño peppers from Mexico, and any foods that contain them.

The test results announced today are part of the FDA's continuing intensive investigation into the outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul. The investigation has involved tracing back, through complex distribution channels, the origins of products associated with clusters of illness in the United States, as well as inspections and evaluation of farms and facilities in this country and in Mexico, and the collection and testing of environmental and product samples. One of these tracebacks led to a packing facility in Mexico, and to a particular farm, where the agency obtained the samples.

Previously, FDA inspectors collected a positive sample of jalapeño pepper from a produce-distribution center owned by Agricola Zaragosa in McAllen, Texas. The FDA continues to work on pinpointing where and how in the supply chain this first positive jalapeño pepper sample became contaminated. It originated from a different farm in Mexico than the positive samples of serrano pepper and irrigation water.

The FDA is still analyzing many of the samples taken at various farms in Mexico. If laboratory results warrant, the FDA will provide consumers with additional cautions or warnings necessary to protect their health.

On July 17, the FDA announced it had determined that fresh tomatoes now available in the domestic market are not associated with the current outbreak. As a result, the agency removed its June 7 warning against eating certain types of red raw tomatoes.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Daiso Children’s Stuffed Toys, New England Ropes,, And Earthentree Wooden Toys Recalled


bulletWooden Toys Recalled by Earthentree Due To Choking and Strangulation Hazards

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Earthentree of Kirkland, Wash., is voluntarily recalling about 375 Wooden Toys. The recalled toys contain small parts or can break into small parts, posing a choking hazard. The recalled rattles violate the federal rattle standard. Some of the toys also have a string longer than 12 inches, which can pose a strangulation hazard to young children.
bulletNew England Ropes Recalls Climbing Lines Due to Fall Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), New England Ropes, of Fall River, Mass., is voluntarily recalling about 530 Maxim Apogee and Maxim Pinnacle Dynamic Climbing Lines/Ropes. The climbing lines can break, posing a serious fall hazard for climbers.
bulletChildren’s Stuffed Toys Recalled By Daiso Due to Choking Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Daiso LLC, of Burlingame, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 40 Stuffed Toy Dogs. The stuffed toys contain small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Rize 2 The Occasion Capsules and Rose 4 Her Capsules Recalled By Jack Distribution, LLC.

Jack Distribution, LLC. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all Lots of Rize 2 The Occasion Capsules and Rose 4 Her Capsules, Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements, Containing an Undeclared Ingredient

Contact:
Devine Distribution: 954-418-9510
G & N Works: 813 549-4177
Rize2.com: 813 549-4177
Rize2.info: 954 418-9510

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Pompano Beach, FL – July 28, 2008 – Jack Distribution, LLC, 1501 Green Road Unit C Pompano Beach, Florida 33064 and its wholesale distributors G & N works, Inc., and Devine Distribution, Inc., announced today that they are conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of all lot numbers of the company's supplement products sold under the brand names Rize 2 The Occasion and Rose 4 Her. New lots of Rize 2 and Rose 4 her (not subject to this recall) will contain lot numbers beginning in "BL".

Jack Distribution, LLC, is conducting this recall after being informed by representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that lab analysis by FDA of Rize 2 and Rose 4 Her samples of random lots found the product contains potentially harmful, undeclared ingredients. FDA asserts that its chemical analysis revealed that Rize 2 The Occasion and Rose 4 Her contain thiomethisosildenafil, an analog of sildenafil, the active ingredient of a FDA-approved drug used for Erectile Dysfunction (ED). FDA maintains that this ingredient is close in structure to sildenafil and is expected to possess a similar pharmacological and adverse event profile. This undeclared chemical poses a potential threat to consumers because it may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. ED is a common problem in men with these conditions, and consumers may seek these types of products to enhance sexual performance.

Customers who have this product in their possession should stop using it immediately and contact their physician if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking this product.

Any adverse events that may be related to the use of this product should be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Program by phone at 1-800-FDA-1088 or by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178 or by mail at MedWatch, HF-2, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787.

The company advises that any unused portions can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund of purchase price. Jack Distribution will manufacture new lots of these products which are not subject to the recall. Those lot numbers will begin with "BL" and will begin to be sold shortly.

Rize 2 and Rose 4 Her are sold in adult stores, vitamin & nutrition shops, convenience stores, and via the internet nationwide. The Rize 2 product is sold as a (single blister pack, three count bottles, twelve count bottles, and thirty count bottles. Rose 4 Her is only available in single blister packs and three count bottles.

The Company is taking this voluntary action because it is committed and is always concerned with the health of persons who have consumed this product. The Company is reviewing the procedures and policies of all firms involved with the manufacture of the product to ensure that there will be no future issues with regard to Rize 2 and Rose 4 Her pills composition. The Company is working closely with the FDA in the recall process and is committed to the quality and integrity of its products. It sincerely regrets any inconvenience to consumers and its other customers.

FDA Advises "Do Not Eat American Lobster (Maine Lobster) Tomalley "

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2008

Media Inquiries:
Stephanie Kwisnek, 301-827-0955
Consumer Inquiries:
888-INFO-FDA


FDA Advises Against Consumption of American Lobster (Maine Lobster) Tomalley
Regulators find dangerous levels of toxins that cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today warned consumers to avoid eating tomalley in American Lobster (Maine Lobster), regardless of where the lobster was harvested, because of potential contamination with dangerous levels of the toxins that cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP).

American lobster, also known as Maine lobster, are harvested from the waters of the Atlantic Ocean from Northeastern Canada to South Carolina, inclusive.

The FDA advisory applies only to tomalley, the soft, green substance found in the body cavity of the lobster that functions as the liver and pancreas. Cooking does not eliminate the PSP toxins. However, studies have shown that, even when high levels of PSP toxins are present in lobster tomalley, lobster meat itself is typically unaffected.

Symptoms of PSP include tingling and/or numbness of the mouth, face or neck; muscle weakness; headache; and nausea. In extreme cases, when large amounts of the toxin are consumed, these symptoms can lead to respiratory failure and death. Symptoms usually occur within two hours of exposure to the toxin. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek medical attention.

PSP toxins normally occur from time to time in clams and other shellfish and are carefully monitored by state regulatory authorities. The FDA learned of this problem after routine sampling conducted by regulatory authorities in Maine and New Hampshire found dangerous levels of the toxins in lobster tomalley. Some shellfish beds have been closed in recent months due to elevated levels of PSP toxins.

Lobster tomalley normally does not contain dangerous levels of PSP toxins. The current high levels of PSP toxins likely are associated with an ongoing red tide episode in northern New England and eastern Canada. Authorities in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, as well as in Canada, have issued advisories cautioning against eating tomalley.

Vita Food Products Issues Alert Regarding Vita Nova Salmon

Vita Food Products Issues Alert Regarding Vita Nova Salmon
Code Date of 11/16/08 198, Purchased on July 22 or After

Contact:
Paul Chapman
Telephone: 1-630-253-1906; e-mail: pchapman@vitafoodproducts.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Chicago, Illinois -- July 25, 2008 -- Vita Food Products, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois is notifying the public that twelve individual packages of Vita Nova Salmon, were sold at Kroger stores in Houston, Texas on or after July 22 of this year may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. In addition, 192 individual packages of this same product have either possibly been sold or are being offered for sale at various grocery stores in the Avenol, New Jersey metropolitan area. To date, no confirmed illnesses or complaints have been reported by customers , although the Company is closely monitoring the situation.

The product that is the subject of this public announcement and recall are packages (deep dark blue in color) of smoked salmon that bear the Vita logo in the upper left corner on the part of the packaging that is immediately visible to the consumer. Each package contains 4-10 bacon-style slices (total 3 oz.) of smoked salmon; the slices are contained in a vacuum pack within a box that is 4" wide by 7.5 " in length by 1/2 " in thickness. IMPORTANT: The Code Date of 11/16/08 198 is on the left end flap of each package. This announcement and recall only applies to packages that bear that CODE DATE.

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. 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.

If any consumer purchased a product with that CODE DATE from a retail store on or after July 22, 2008 he or she should not consume any of the Vita Nova Salmon product. Then, the Company asks that it be sealed in plastic bag or placed in some similar container and returned to the retailer from which it was purchased. The Company is asking that any person who has purchased the product with this CODE DATE call this telephone number 1-800-989-8482 . If you are experiencing any unusual or severe symptoms such as those described above, go to an emergency room immediately or contact your physician for immediate advice.

U.S. Grown Jalapeño and Serrano Peppers Not Connected to Salmonella Saintpaul Outbreak

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Statement
July 25, 2008

Media Inquiries:
Michael Herndon, 301- 827-9182
Consumer Inquiries:
888-INFO-FDA


U.S. Grown Jalapeño and Serrano Peppers Not Connected to Salmonella Saintpaul Outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers that jalapeño and Serrano peppers grown in the United States are not connected with the current Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak.

However, the FDA continues to advise consumers to avoid raw jalapeño peppers--and the food that contains them--if they have been grown, harvested or packed in Mexico.

In addition to domestically grown raw jalapeño peppers, commercially canned, pickled and cooked jalapeño peppers from any and all geographic locations also are not connected with the current Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak.

The FDA is working with state regulatory agencies and food industry groups that represent restaurants, grocery stores and wholesalers to ensure everyone clearly understands this new, more narrow, advisory. The FDA will continue to refine its consumer guidance as the agency’s investigation continues.

The more narrow advisory the FDA is issuing today is based on evidence gathered during a multi-week, intensive investigation conducted in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health authorities in several U.S. states to find the source of the contamination that led to the outbreak. The collective review of the current traceback investigation and harvesting dates, matched with the dates that people became ill, have combined to indicate that the contaminated jalapeño pepper originated in Mexico.

Additional traceback and traceforward information obtained this week has led to the determination that the Agricola Zarigoza produce-distribution center in McAllen, Texas--from where FDA took the positive jalapeño pepper sample--was not the original source of the contamination.

The FDA is continuing to advise that people in high-risk populations, such as elderly persons, infants and people with impaired immune systems, avoid eating raw Serrano peppers from Mexico or food made from raw Serrano peppers from Mexico until further notice.