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Friday, January 28, 2011

Circle City Marketing and Distributing / Candy Dynamics Expands Recall To All Toxic Waste® Brand Nuclear Sludge® Products All Flavors And All Sizes Due To Elevated Levels Of Lead

Candy Dynamics Expands Recall To All Toxic Waste® Brand Nuclear Sludge®
Products All Flavors And All Sizes


Contact:
Laura King
888-400-7606
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 27, 2010  - Circle City Marketing and Distributing, doing business as Candy Dynamics, Indianapolis, IN, is issuing a voluntary recall of all Toxic Waste® brand Nuclear Sludge® products, all flavors, 0.3 oz (8 g) size pieces. The product is imported from Pakistan.
On January 13, 2011, the company previously recalled Toxic Waste Brand® Nuclear Sludge®, Net wt. 0.7 oz (20g) size, all flavors. With this recall of the smaller piece size, the company has now recalled all products labeled as "Nuclear Sludge®".
Further testing by the company indicates that while some of the smaller sized products were below the FDA limit, some contain elevated levels of lead (0.101 parts per million to .311 ppm; the U.S. FDA tolerance is 0.1 ppm) that potentially could cause health problems, particularly for infants, small children, and pregnant women.
The company has determined to recall all lots and all flavors of the smaller sized product distributed from the product's inception in May 2009 through January 2011.
The smaller sized products are identified as: Toxic Waste® Nuclear Sludge® Cherry (UPC 0 89894 81901 1), Toxic Waste® Nuclear Sludge® Green Apple (UPC 0 89894 81701 7), and Toxic Waste® Nuclear Sludge® Blue Raspberry (UPC 0 89894 81801 4). Each individual piece has a net wt. of 0.3 oz (8 g) and were sold individually, as part of a 'Party Bag’ or Membership kit, and packed in 30 ct., 80 ct., and 120 ct. bags and a 120 ct. fishbowl.
No other "Toxic Waste®" brand product, besides those labeled "Nuclear Sludge®" is affected by this recall.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recalled Nuclear Sludge® products were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The product was also distributed in Canada and in very limited quantities in Guatemala, Ireland, Jordan, Korea, Mexico and El Salvador.
The company is discontinuing the sale of Nuclear Sludge® products in the U.S.
Candy Dynamics is sending recall notices to its direct customers. Anyone in possession of the recalled product should telephone the company for information on destruction of the product. Please call Eileen O’Neal at 317-228-5012 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm EST) for further information.

Keebler® Recalls Fudge Shoppe® Jumbo Fudge Sticks

KEEBLER ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON MISLABELED 8-COUNT CARTONS OF FUDGE SHOPPE® JUMBO FUDGE STICKS SOLD AT CONVENIENCE STORES

 

Media Contact:
Media Hotline
269-961-3799
FOR IMMDIATE RELEASE - BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Jan. 27, 2011 – Keebler® is recalling a limited quantity of 8-count cartons of Fudge Shoppe® Jumbo Fudge Sticks sold at convenience stores. This recall was initiated because the cartons contain individually wrapped Jumbo Peanut Butter Sticks. The individually wrapped cookie sticks are correctly labeled.
People who have allergies to peanut run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions. Because the individually wrapped cookie sticks contain peanuts, consumers with peanut allergies should avoid eating this product.
Approximately 17,000 8-count cartons of the recalled product were distributed to brokers and convenience stores in the U.S. They are marked with UPC Code 3010053332 and a lot code of AS 07 27 1A.
No allergic reactions have been reported to date.
Consumers with questions or who would like a replacement may contact the Keebler Consumer Response Center at 888-746-3679 from 8 am to 8 pm Eastern time, or visit www.Keebler.com.
FDA

Do Not Use Triad Alcohol Prep Pads Packaged With Pfizer Inc. and Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc RELISTOR® (methylnaltrexone bromide) Subcutaneous Injection.

PFIZER INC. AND PROGENICS ALERT PHYSICIANS AND PATIENTS TO INFORMATION RELATED TO TRIAD GROUP ALCOHOL PREP PRODUCTS INCLUDED IN U.S. RELISTOR KIT PACKAGING



Pfizer Contact:
Rick Chambers
(269) 833-6387

Progenics Contact:
Amy Martini
(914) 789-2816

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 25, 2011 - NEW YORK, N.Y. and TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – Pfizer Inc. and Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have learned of a United States market recall of alcohol prep pads and swabs manufactured by the Triad Group. In the interest of patient safety, Pfizer and Progenics are alerting U.S. patients and physicians to Triad’s recall. Triad® Alcohol Prep Pads are packaged for use with the kit presentation of RELISTOR® (methylnaltrexone bromide) Subcutaneous Injection in the U.S. The RELISTOR vial and other components of the kit are not affected by the defective Triad alcohol pad. RELISTOR sold in single vials also is unaffected by this recall.
Pfizer and Progenics advise patients using the RELISTOR kit not to use the Triad alcohol prep pads included in the RELISTOR packaging for 1 X 7 kits and 1 X 2 starter kits. When preparing to take their RELISTOR injection, patients should use an alcohol prep pad from a company other than Triad, or use a sterile gauze pad with isopropyl alcohol.
Shipments of RELISTOR kits have been suspended until the alcohol pads can be replaced, which will be done as quickly as possible to enable patients to continue to receive RELISTOR. Triad alcohol prep products are not included in RELISTOR sold as single vials or in RELISTOR kits outside of the United States or with other Pfizer medications.
The following information about the recall of Triad alcohol prep products is available on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s web site: Triad press release: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm239219.htm Safety information: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm239319.htm.
Patients with questions about RELISTOR should consult their pharmacist or healthcare provider, or call Pfizer Medical Information at 1-800-438-1985. RELISTOR is manufactured and marketed by Pfizer under a licensing agreement with Progenics.
About RELISTOR
RELISTOR Subcutaneous Injection is approved in the United States for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in patients with advanced illness who are receiving palliative care, when response to laxative therapy has not been sufficient. The use of RELISTOR beyond four months has not been studied. The drug is also approved for use in over 50 countries worldwide, including in the European Union, Canada, Australia and Brazil. Applications in additional countries are pending. In the 27 member states of the E.U., as well as Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein, RELISTOR is approved for the treatment of OIC in advanced illness patients who are receiving palliative care when response to usual laxative therapy has not been sufficient. In Canada, the drug is approved for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in patients with advanced illness, receiving palliative care. When response to laxatives has been insufficient, RELISTOR should be used as an adjunct therapy to induce a prompt bowel movement. RELISTOR is the brand name under which methylnaltrexone is marketed outside Japan by Wyeth, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pfizer.

Important Safety Information for RELISTOR
  • RELISTOR is contraindicated in patients with known or suspected mechanical gastrointestinal obstruction
  • If severe or persistent diarrhea occurs during treatment, advise patients to discontinue therapy with RELISTOR and consult their physician
  • Rare cases of gastrointestinal (GI) perforation have been reported in advanced illness patients. Use RELISTOR with caution in patients with known or suspected lesions of the GI tract
  • Use of RELISTOR has not been studied in patients with peritoneal catheters
  • The most common adverse reactions reported with RELISTOR compared with placebo in clinical trials were abdominal pain (28.5% vs. 9.8%), flatulence (13.3% vs. 5.7%), nausea (11.5% vs. 4.9%), dizziness (7.3% vs. 2.4%), diarrhea (5.5% vs. 2.4%), and hyperhidrosis (6.7% vs. 6.5%)
  • Safety and efficacy of RELISTOR have not been established in pediatric patients RELISTOR full Prescribing Information for the U.S. is available at www.relistor.com. (PGNX-G)
FDA

PEEKAY INTERNATIONAL INC. Recalls SWAN GOLDEN RAISINS

PEEKAY INTERNATIONAL INC. ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED SULFITES IN SWAN GOLDEN RAISINS


Contact:
MRS. MAYURI MEHTA, SAGAR MEHTA
TEL 718-366-6100


FOR IMMIDIATE RELEASE– January 26, 2011 - PEEKAY INTERNATIONAL INC. is recalling SWAN GOLDEN RAISINS because they may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products.
The recalled SWAN GOLDEN RAISINS are packaged in uncoded, clear plastic bags in 7.0 oz and 14.0 oz sizes. They were sold in the Brooklyn and Queens areas of New York City.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by food laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared sulfites in SWAN GOLDEN RAISINS in 7.0 oz and 14.0 oz packages which did not declare sulfites on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reactions in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfites sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Consumers who have purchased SWAN GOLDEN RAISINS should return the product to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-366-6100

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State Garden, Chelsea, MA Recalls All Salad Products Labled Under Gold Quality, Hannaford, Natures Place, Natures Promise, Roche Bros, Northeast Fresh, Noreast Fresh, Olivia’s Organics, Signature, Wegmans

State Garden, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall Of Certain Salad Mixes Due To
Possible Health Risk


Press Contact:
Carin Wamer/Christen Graham
Warner Communications
888-841-6191

Consumer Contact:
888-841-6191

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 25, 2010 - State Garden, Chelsea, MA - is conducting a voluntary recall of all Salad products produced in our plant on January 4, 2011 which correspond to trace back codes 45693 and 45703 due to a risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that 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 headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
Please know that NO Listeria illnesses have been linked to any State Garden product.
Salad Products and Blends under this recall were distributed to retail stores on the East Coast under various sizes and packaged under the brand names: Gold Quality, Hannaford, Natures Place, Natures Promise, Roche Bros, Northeast Fresh, Noreast Fresh, Olivia’s Organics, Signature, Wegmans. See attached list for the specific salad product, size, package type and UPC codes.

 
LABEL LABEL DESCRIPTION SIZEPACKAGE TYPERETAIL OUTLETUPC CODE
 GOLD QUALITYBABY ARUGULA 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELL AP  7 54807 76061 1
 GOLD QUALITY BABY ROMAINE 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELLAP  7 54807 76062 8
 GOLD QUALITY BABY SPINACH 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELL AP 7 54807 76063 5
 GOLD QUALITY SPRING MIX 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELL AP 7 54807 76064 2
 GOLD QUALITY SWEET BABY LETTUCE 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELL AP 7 54807 76068 0
 GOLD QUALITY 50/50 SALAD MIX 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELL AP 7 54807 76069 7
 GOLD QUALITY MICROWAVEABLE SPINACH 9 OUNCE BAG AP 7 54807 76067 3
 HANNAFORD/SWEETBAY BABY ROMAINE 5 OUNCE CLAMSHELL HANNAFORD/SWEETBAY 0 41268 16618 3
 HANNAFORD/SWEETBAY SPRING MIX 5 OUNCE CLAMSHELL HANNAFORD/SWEETBAY 0 41268 16619 0
 HANNAFORD/SWEETBAY BABY SPINACH 5 OUNCE CLAMSHELL HANNAFORD/SWEETBAY 0 41268 16620 6
 HANNAFORD/SWEETBAY ORGANIC SPRING MIX 5 OUNCE CLAMSHELL HANNAFORD/SWEETBAY 7 25439 94149 5
 NATURE'S PLACE ORGANIC BABY ARUGULA 5 OUNCE CLAMSHELL HANNAFORD/SWEETBAY 7 25439 94145 7
 NATURE'S PLACE ORGANIC HERB SALAD 5 OUNCE CLAMSHELL HANNAFORD/SWEETBAY 7 25439 94146 4
 NATURE'S PLACE ORGANIC BABY SPINACH 5 OUNCE CLAMSHELL HANNAFORD/SWEETBAY 7 25439 94148 8
 NATURE'S PLACE BABY SPINACH & SPRING MIX 5 OUNCE CLAMSHELL HANNAFORD/SWEETBAY 7 25439 95158 6
 NATURE'S PLACE ORGANIC BABY SPINACH & SPRING MIX 5 OUNCE CLAMSHELL HANNAFORD/SWEETBAY 7 25439 95158 6
 NATURE'S PROMISE ORGANIC CAESAR SALAD KIT 10.75 OUNCE CLAMSHELL STOP & SHOP/GIANT 6 88267 12357 3
 NATURE'S PROMISE ORGANIC BABY SPINACH 16 OUNCE CLAMSHELL STOP & SHOP/GIANT 6 88267 08895 7
 NATURE'S PROMISE ORGANIC SPRING MIX 16 OUNCE CLAMSHELL STOP & SHOP/GIANT 6 88267 08896 4
 NATURE'S PROMISE ORGANIC BABY ROMAINE 16 OUNCE CLAMSHELL STOP & SHOP/GIANT 6 88267 09615 0
 NATURE'S PROMISE ORGANIC SPRING MIX WITH BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE DRESSING AND FORK 3 OUNCE CLAMSHELL STOP & SHOP/GIANT 6 88267 12354 2
 NATURE'S PROMISE BABY SPINACH WITH RANCH DRESSING AND FORK 3.5 OUNCE CLAMSHELL STOP & SHOP/GIANT 6 88267 12355 9
 NATURE'S PROMISE ORGANIC CAESAR SALAD WITH CAESAR SUPREME DRESSING AND FORK 5.5 OUNCE CLAMSHELL STOP & SHOP/GIANT 6 88267 12356 6
 NATURE'S PROMISE ORGANIC BABY SPINACH 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELL STOP & SHOP/GIANT 6 88267 03906 5
 NATURE'S PROMISE ORGANIC BABY ROMAINE 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELL STOP & SHOP/GIANT 6 88267 03907 2
 NATURE'S PROMISE ORGANIC BABY ROMAINE 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELL STOP & SHOP/GIANT 6 88267 03907 2
 NATURE'S PROMISE ORGANIC SPRING MIX 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELL STOP & SHOP/GIANT 6 88267 03908 9
 NATURE'S PROMISE ORGANIC BABY ARUGULA 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELL STOP & SHOP/GIANT 6 88267 04943 9
 NATURE'S PROMISE ORGANIC SWEET BABY LETTUCE 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELL STOP & SHOP/GIANT 6 88267 08640 3
 NATURE'S PROMISE ORGANIC BABY SPINACH & SPRING MIX 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELL STOP & SHOP/GIANT 6 88267 08641 0
 NATURE'S PROMISE ORGANIC TANGY SPINACH 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELL STOP & SHOP/GIANT 6 88267 08642 7
 NATURE'S PROMISE ORGANIC SPRING MIX WITH HERBS 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELL STOP & SHOP/GIANT 6 88267 10423 7
 NOREAST MICROWAVE ORGANIC SPINACH 9 OUNCE BAG VARIOUS 7 89707 00230 1
 NORTHEAST FRESH SPINACH 10 POUNDS CLAMSHELL VARIOUS 7 89707 00181 6
 NORTHEAST FRESH SPINACH BULK 10 LBS 10 POUNDS BAG WHOLESALE/FOODSERVICE N/A
 NORTHEAST FRESH SPRING MIX 16 OUNCE BAG VARIOUS 7 89707 00155 7
 NORTHEAST FRESH BABY SPINACH 24 OUNCE BAG VARIOUS   7 89707 65211 7
 NORTHEAST FRESH BABY ARUGULA 1X3# NE 3 POUND BAG WHOLESALE/FOODSERVICE N/A
 NORTHEAST FRESH BABY SPINACH 1X4LB NE 4 POUND BAG WHOLESALE/FOODSERVICE N/A
 NORTHEAST FRESH BABY SPINACH 1X4LB NE 4 POUND BAG WHOLESALE/FOODSERVICE N/A
 NORTHEAST FRESH SPRING MIX 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELL VARIOUS 7 89707 00151 9
 NORTHEAST FRESH BABY ROMAINE 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELL VARIOUS 7 89707 00157 1
 NORTHEAST FRESH SWEET BABY LETTUCE 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELL VARIOUS 7 89707 00158 8
 NORTHEAST FRESH BABY SPINACH 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELL VARIOUS 7 89707 00159 5
 NORTHEAST FRESH BABY SPINACH 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELL VARIOUS 7 89707 00159 5
 NORTHEAST FRESH 50/50 BLEND BABY SPINACH/SPRING MIX 7 OUNCE CLAMSHELL VARIOUS 7 89707 00161 8
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS ORGANIC CAESAR SALAD WITH CAESAR SUPREME DRESSING AND CROUTONS 10.75 OUNCE CLAMSHELL VARIOUS 7 89707 72104 2
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS ORGANIC SPRING MIX 11 OUNCE CLAMSHELL VARIOUS 0 89707 72021 3
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS ORGANIC BABY SPINACH 11 OUNCE CLAMSHELL VARIOUS 0 89707 72022 0
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS ORGANIC BABY ROMAINE 11 OUNCE CLAMSHELL VARIOUS 0 89707 72023 7
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS ORGANIC 50/50 BLEND BABY SPINACH/SPRING MIX 11 OUNCE CLAMSHELL VARIOUS 7 89707 72025 0
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS ORGANIC SPRING MIX 16 OUNCE CLAMSHELL VARIOUS 0 89707 72011 4
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS ORGANIC BABY SPINACH 16 OUNCE CLAMSHELL VARIOUS 0 89707 72012 1
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS ORGANIC BABY ROMAINE 16 OUNCE CLAMSHELL VARIOUS 0 89707 72014 5
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS ORGANIC BABY ROMAINE 16 OUNCE CLAMSHELL VARIOUS 0 89707 72014 5
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS SPRING MIX WITH BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE DRESSING AND FORK 3 OUNCE CLAMSHELL VARIOUS 7 89707 72101 1
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS ORGANIC MXDGRNS 1X3LB 3 POUND WHOLESALE/FOODSERVICE WHOLESALE/FOODSERVICE N/A
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS BABY SPINACH WITH RANCH DRESSING AND FORK 3.5 OUNCE VARIOUS VARIOUS 7 89707 72102 8
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS ORGANIC BABY SPINACH 4 POUND WHOLESALE/FOODSERVICE WHOLESALE/FOODSERVICE N/A
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS ORGANIC SPRING MIX 5 OUNCE VARIOUS VARIOUS 0 89707 72001 5
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS ORGANIC BABY SPINACH 5 OUNCE VARIOUS VARIOUS 0 89707 72002 2
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS ORGANIC HERB SALAD 5 OUNCE VARIOUS VARIOUS 0 89707 72003 9
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS ORGANIC BABY ROMAINE 5 OUNCE VARIOUS VARIOUS 0 89707 72004 6
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS ORGANIC BABY ROMAINE 5 OUNCE VARIOUS VARIOUS 0 89707 72004 6
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS BABY ARUGULA 5 OUNCE VARIOUS VARIOUS 0 89707 72005 3
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS 50/50 BLEND BABY SPINACH/SPRING MIX 5 OUNCE VARIOUS VARIOUS 0 89707 72009 1
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS ORGANIC CAESAR SALAD WITH CAESAR SUPREME DRESSING AND FORK 5.5 OUNCE VARIOUS VARIOUS 7 89707 72103 5
 OLIVIA'S ORGANICS CRISPY HEARTS OF ROMAINE CRUNCH 6 OUNCE VARIOUS VARIOUS 0 89707 72045 9
 ROCHE BROS BABY ARUGULA 7 OUNCE ROCHE BROS ROCHE BROS 0 39639 96001 0
 ROCHE BROS BABY ROMAINE 7 OUNCE ROCHE BROS ROCHE BROS 0 39639 96002 7
 ROCHE BROS BABY SPINACH 7 OUNCE ROCHE BROS ROCHE BROS 0 39639 96003 4
 ROCHE BROS SPRING MIX 7 OUNCE ROCHE BROS ROCHE BROS 0 39639 96004 1
 ROCHE BROS SWEET BABY LETTUCE 7 OUNCE ROCHE BROS ROCHE BROS 0 39639 96005 8
 ROCHE BROS 50/50 BLEND BABY SPINACH/SPRING MIX 7 OUNCE ROCHE BROS ROCHE BROS 0 39639 96006 5
 SIGNATURE BABY ROMAINE 7 OUNCE SHAW'S SHAW'S 0 45674 01054 2
 SIGNATURE BABY SPINACH 7 OUNCE SHAW'S SHAW'S 0 45674 01055 9
 SIGNATURE SPRING MIX 7 OUNCE SHAW'S SHAW'S 0 45674 01056 6
 SIGNATURE TANGY SPINACH BLEND 7 OUNCE SHAW'S SHAW'S 0 45674 51710 2
 SIGNATURE SWEET BABY LETTUCE 7 OUNCE SHAW'S SHAW'S 0 45674 52809 2
 SIGNATURE 50/50 BLEND BABY SPINACH/SPRING MIX 7 OUNCE SHAW'S SHAW'S 0 45674 52810 8
 WEGMANS SPINACH 10 OUNCE WEGMANS WEGMANS 0 77890 92641 3
 WEGMANS ORGANIC SPINACH & FIELD MIX 11 OUNCE WEGMANS WEGMANS 0 77890 16411 2
 WEGMANS SPINACH & FIELD MIX 11 OUNCE WEGMANS WEGMANS 0 77890 16411 2
 WEGMANS ORGANIC BABY SPINACH 11 OUNCE WEGMANS WEGMANS 0 77890 74084 2
 WEGMANS ORGANIC SPRING MIX 16 OUNCE WEGMANS WEGMANS 0 77890 73787 3
 WEGMANS ORGANIC ASIAN SALAD 5 OUNCE WEGMANS WEGMANS 0 77890 12212 9
 WEGMANS ORGANIC SWEET BABY LETTUCE 5 OUNCE WEGMANS WEGMANS 0 77890 12214 3
 WEGMANS FRESH BABY SPINACH 5 OUNCE WEGMANS WEGMANS 0 77890 12456 7
 WEGMANS FRESH BABY ROMAINE 5 OUNCE WEGMANS WEGMANS 0 77890 13275 3
 WEGMANS ORGANIC SPINACH & FIELD MIX 5 OUNCE WEGMANS WEGMANS0 77890 16437 2
 WEGMANS ORGANIC SPINACH, ARUGULA & RADICCHIO BLEND 5 OUNCE WEGMANS WEGMANS 0 77890 16438 9
 WEGMANS ORGANIC BABY SPINACH 5 OUNCE WEGMANS WEGMANS 0 77890 34959 5
 WEGMANS ORGANIC SPRING MIX 5 OUNCE WEGMANS WEGMANS 0 77890 34965 6
 WEGMANS ORGANIC BABY ROMAINE 5 OUNCE WEGMANS WEGMANS 0 77890 34968 7
 WEGMANS ORGANIC BABY ARUGULA 5 OUNCE WEGMANS WEGMANS 0 77890 34977 9
 WEGMANS FRESH SPRING MIX 5 OUNCE WEGMANS WEGMANS 0 77890 66863 4
 WEGMANS ORGANIC SPRING MIX WITH HERBS 5 OUNCE WEGMANS WEGMANS 0 77890 94442 4


The trace back code numbers (45693 and 45703) are typically located in the upper right hand corner of labels and bags. The “best if used by” date will be no later than January 15, 2011 for either trace back code. These are the only trace back codes affected. A complete list of all items subject to recall is attached to this announcement.
We were notified by the Rhode Island Department of Health that a sample of Northeast Spring Mix Salad at a retail store in Rhode Island tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
Consumers who have purchased this product should not consume it and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 1-888-841-6191 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (EST)
We are taking this action as a precautionary measure and are working with the FDA and Massachusetts Department of Health.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ian's Natural Foods, Inc. Recalls "Mac and No Cheese" And French Bread Pizza Due To Contamination With Listeria Monocytogenes

Ian's Voluntarily Recalls Two Products Due To Risk Of Contamination By Listeria Bacteria


Media Contact:
Laura Kuykendall 
1-800-543-6637 
media@iansnaturalfoods.com
Consumer Contact:
1-800-543-6637 
customerservice@iansnaturalfoods.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 24, 2011 - Ian’s is voluntarily recalling specific lot numbers of two products due to a risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that 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 headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
The following two products with the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed are being recalled because they may have been distributed to retailers nationwide and sold in the frozen foods section of the supermarket:
  • 8-ounce boxes of Ian’s Wheat Free, Gluten Free Mac and No Cheese with a use-by date of 26Aug2011 and UPC code 7-49512-43670-8 (372 packages impacted)
  • 8-ounce boxes of Ian’s Wheat Free, Gluten Free French Bread Pizza with a use-by date of 28Aug2011 and UPC code 7-49512-91572-2 (120 packages impacted)
A total of 492 individual boxes are potentially affected.
Consumers who purchased the above products with the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed are asked to return the products to the place of purchase to receive a full refund. Products that do not contain the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed are notaffected by the recall, and can be used by consumers.
Consumers with questions can contact Ian’s at 1-800-543-6637 twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, or atcustomerservice@iansnaturalfoods.com.
More information is available on the Ian’s website at www.iansnaturalfoods.com.
About Ian’s 
Ian’s offers an extensive line of great-tasting, better-for-you foods for families on-the-go. Ian’s creates and manufactures frozen entrees, fries, kids meals, breakfast foods, snacks and breadcrumbs. Ian’s also offers several food items designed with special dietary needs in mind. Today, Ian’s is based in Lawrence, Massachusetts and is a certified carbon neutral company through the Canadian GHG Challenge Registry. Products are available nationwide at your local natural and organic retailer, and at the company’s Web site, www.iansnaturalfoods.com.

Kanec USA Recalls Nite Rider Maximum Sexual Enhancer For Men and STUD Capsules for Men Male Enhancement Herbal Supplement Capsules


 


Kanec USA, Inc. Issues a Voluntary Recall of Nite Rider Maximum Sexual Enhancer For Men and STUD Capsules for Men Male Enhancement Herbal Supplement Capsules Marketed as Dietary Supplements. 


Contact:
Kanec USA, Inc. kanecusainc@bellsouth.net

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 18, 2011 - Kanec USA Inc., announced today that it is conducting a voluntary recall of All Lots of the company’s Nite Rider Maximum Sexual Enhancer For Men and STUD Capsule for Men because they were found adulterated with Sildenafil, an FDA approved drug used in the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction (ED), making the products unapproved new drugs. Representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed Kanec USA, Inc. of the laboratory analysis. 

Use of these male enhancement herbal supplement capsule products may pose a threat to consumers because the drug 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 may seek these type products to enhance sexual performance. 

Nite Rider Maximum Sexual Enhancer For Men and STUD Capsules for Men are currently being distributed to Wholesalers in Florida. The products are sold in a blister pack of one capsule per unit of use, 24 packets in a display box. Consumers who have either of these products in their possession should stop use immediately. 

In the event of any adverse side effects due to the consumption of this product, consumers should contact a physician immediately. Any adverse events that may be related to the use of this product should be reported to the FDA’s Medwatch program either online, by regular mail or by fax. 

Online:www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm 

Regular Mail: use postage-paid, pre-addressed Form FDA 3500 available at: 
www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm. Mail to address on the pre-addressed form. 

Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178 

The company is advising consumers to discard any unused Nite Rider Maximum Sexual Enhancer For Men and STUD Capsule For Men products or return them to the retail location from which it was purchased. Consumers wishing to return unused capsules directly to the company, may send it to Kanec USA, Inc. 5061 South State Road 7, Ste 602, Davie Fla. 33314. 

Kanec USA, Inc. conducts stringent quality testing of its raw materials and finished products. Previous testing protocols did not include a test for the presence of Sildenafil or its analogues. Kanec USA Inc assures consumers that this deficiency is being rectified. Kanec USA, Inc. apologizes for any inconvenience and expresses its concern for the health of consumers by conducting a voluntary recall action. Kanec USA, Inc. promises to ensure quality and integrity of all its products and the company is working closely with the FDA in the recall process.

Monday, January 24, 2011

King & Prince Seafood of Brunswick, Ga., Recalls Mrs. Friday’s Breaded Calamari Rings, Mrs. Friday’s Italian Calamari Rings, And Mrs. Friday Breaded Italian Calamari Rings.

King & Prince Seafood Issues Voluntary Recall Notice On Breaded Calamari Products


Contact:
Carol Hastings
912-261-7030

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 20, 2011 - King & Prince Seafood of Brunswick, Ga., is recalling its Breaded Calamari Rings. This recall is the result of notification by our supplier of these products that there may have been a potential peanut allergen cross-contamination during the manufacturing of soy flour, which is an ingredient in these products. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled Calamari Rings (listed below) were distributed nationally through brokers and foodservice distributors during 2010 to this date.

Mrs. Friday’s Breaded Calamari Rings, 4/2.5#, UPC code 10041338578028
Mrs. Friday’s Italian Calamari Rings, 4/2.5#, UPC code 10041338578004
Mrs. Friday Breaded Italian Calamari Rings, 6/2#, UPC code 10070017412100

The product comes in 10-pound boxes as marked with the product numbers 057802 and 057800, and also in 12-pound boxes marked with the product number 041210. Date codes involved would be all date codes in inventory.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with our product.

For customers who currently have affected product(s) in inventory, King & Prince Seafood requires that customers return the product where purchased. Distributors should notify King & Prince Seafood of quantities they wish to return once their internal recall process has been completed. If the product was purchased from one of King & Prince Seafood’s Re-Distribution partners, product will need to be returned through that Re-Distributor. Product purchased direct from King & Prince Seafood can be returned directly to King & Prince Seafood’s warehouse by contacting K&P Customer Service at 1-800-632-5464 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00 pm EST Monday through Friday or email Calamari@kpseafood.com, for a product return authorization.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pretzels, Inc. Recalls Better Made brand Corn Pops

Pretzels. Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In Better Made Brand Corn Pops


Contact: Pretzels, Inc. 
1- 800-456-4838
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 21, 2011 - Pretzels, Inc. of Bluffton, Indiana is recalling its 8 ounce packages of Better Made brand Corn Pops because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled Corn Pops were distributed to retail stores in Michigan and Ohio. 

The product is packaged under the Better Made brand Corn Pops label with an expiration code of MAR1411. The UPC code on the package is 041633-003716. 

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. 

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the milk-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown of the company’s production and packaging processes. 

Consumers who have purchased 8 ounce packages of Better Made Corn Pops are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Pretzels, Inc. at 1- 800-456-4838 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Hawaii Business Group Inc Recalls Barb’s Local Style Black Bean Sauce and Ohana Flavors Black Bean Sauce Due To Potential Clostridium Botulinum Growth.


Hawaii Business Group Incorporated, Barb’s Favorite Recipes, and Ohana Seafoods Recall Barb’s Local Style Black Bean Sauce and Ohana Flavors Black Bean Sauce Because of Possible Health Risk


Contact:
Hawaii Business Group, Incorporated
808-676-0880
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 19, 2011 - Hawaii Business Group Incorporated, Barb’s Favorite Recipes, and Ohana Seafoods are recalling Barb’s Local Style Black Bean Sauce and Ohana Flavors Black Bean Sauce because of possible health risks due to the potential growth of Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. The sauce was manufactured by First Commercial Kitchen LLC.
Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, may cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision, and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, abdominal distension, and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
The Black Bean Sauce is sold in 12oz. glass jars and labeled as Barb’s Local Style Black Bean Sauce or Ohana Flavors Black Bean Sauce. The UPC numbers on the product are 6-75981-42491-8 and 7-02003-72739-6. The recalled sauce was distributed on Oahu and Molokai.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. A routine inspection discovered the problem.
Consumers may contact Hawaii Business Group, Incorporated at 808-676-0880 between 7:30AM and 3PM, Monday through Friday for further information.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Ossie's Fish Market (MS FISH CORP) Recalls Ossie’s Schmaltz Herring due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

MS Fish Corp Issues Alert On Listeria In Ossie’s Schmaltz Herring


Contact:
David Schonfeld
347-533-8200 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 12, 2011 - MS FISH CORP 808 ALABAMA AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11207 is recalling Ossie’s Schmaltz Herring due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
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. Although healthy persons may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The problem was discovered after routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel found the product to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
Ossie’s Schmaltz Herring is packed in a 12 oz plastic container coded 2/0311. It is a product of USA. Product was distributed throughout New York State.
Consumers that have purchased Ossie’s Schmaltz Herring should not consume it, but should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 347-533-8200.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare Recalls TYLENOL® 8 Hour, TYLENOL® Arthritis Pain, and TYLENOL® upper respiratory products, And BENADRYL®, SUDAFED PE®, and SINUTAB® products.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare Initiates Voluntary Recall Of Certain Over-The-Counter (OTC) Products


Contact:
Consumer:
888-222-6036

Media:
Bonnie Jacobs
215-273-8994 (Office)
856-912-9965 (Mobile)

Marc Boston
215-273-7649 (Office)
215-429-7034 (Mobile)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 14, 2011 - In consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. is voluntarily recalling, at the wholesale level, certain lots of TYLENOL® 8 Hour, TYLENOL® Arthritis Pain, and TYLENOL® upper respiratory products, and certain lots of BENADRYL®, SUDAFED PE®, and SINUTAB® products distributed in the United States, the Caribbean, and Brazil. These products were manufactured at the McNeil plant in Fort Washington, PA prior to April 2010, when production at the facility was suspended. The company is initiating the recall as a precautionary measure after an extensive review of past production records found instances where equipment cleaning procedures were insufficient or that cleaning was not adequately documented. It is very unlikely that this impacted the quality of these products.
McNeil Consumer Healthcare is also initiating a voluntary recall of certain product lots of ROLAIDS® Multi-Symptom Berry Tablets distributed in the United States, in order to update the labeling. The company initiated the recall after determining that the product labeling does not include the language “Does not meet USP” as required by regulation.
Both of these recalls are being initiated at the wholesale level. No action is required by consumers or healthcare providers and consumers can continue to use the product. These actions are not being undertaken on the basis of adverse events.
McNeil identified the inadequacies as part of a thorough, proactive product quality and process assessment of all McNeil produced products. As previously announced, McNeil has been implementing a Comprehensive Action Plan at its U.S. manufacturing facilities to improve the quality systems at those sites. This product assessment is a key milestone in the implementation of that plan, and the actions being undertaken as a result of the assessment are part of McNeil’s ongoing commitment to ensure that all its products meet the high quality standards that consumers expect.
Consumers can access full product details and other information about the recall on the www.mcneilproductrecall.com website or by calling our Consumer Care Center at 1-888-222-6036 (available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET and Saturday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Time).
Any adverse reactions may also be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

Do Not Use Alcohol Prep Pads Distributed With Genentech medicines, Boniva Injection, Fuzeon, Nutropin A.Q. Pen, Pegasys, and TNKase

Genentech Informs Customers Of Important Information 
About Triad Group's Alcohol Prep Pads


Contact:
Media:
Tara Iannuccillo
(650) 467-6800

Investor:
Investor Relations North America
(650) 225-4150

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 13, 2011 -Genentech, Inc., a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), has become aware of the market recall of Triad Group's alcohol prep pads, alcohol swabs, and alcohol swabsticks manufactured by Triad in the United States and marketed under various brand names, (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm239219.htm). The Triad Group alcohol prep pads are co-packaged and distributed with Genentech medicines, Boniva Injection, Fuzeon, Nutropin A.Q. Pen, Pegasys, and TNKase to customers in the United States.

According to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Medwatch communication, the recall was initiated due to concerns about potential contamination of the Triad Group's products with the bacteria, Bacillus cereus. This recall involves those products marked as sterile as well as non-sterile. Use of contaminated alcohol prep pads, alcohol swabs, and alcohol swabsticks could lead to life-threatening infections, especially in at-risk populations, including immune suppressed and surgical patients.

It is important to note, that Genentech medicines are not contaminated and may continue to be used in accordance with the package insert. Patients and healthcare providers should not use the alcohol prep pads packaged with these medicines and should instead use an alternate alcohol prep pad that is not involved with the Triad Group recall, or alternatively use a sterile gauze pad in conjunction with isopropyl alcohol for disinfecting the injection site prior to administration. Genentech is in discussion with the FDA and is currently assessing alternatives to address the situation. The company plans to issue a Dear Healthcare Provider letter to potential prescribers and pharmacists to make them aware of the Triad product recall and the need to discontinue use of the alcohol prep pads packaged with Boniva Injection, Fuzeon, Nutropin A.Q. Pen, Pegasys, and TNKase.

Further information about the Triad Group recall can be found on the FDA website at
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm239319.htm.

Patients should consult their healthcare provider for further information. Healthcare providers with questions may contact the Patient Resource Center at 1-877-436-3683 between the hours of 6 am and 5 pm Pacific Time.

For the Boniva indication, full prescribing information, and important safety information, please visit http://www.boniva.com.

For the Fuzeon indication, full prescribing information, and important safety information, please visit http://www.fuzeon.com.

For the Nutropin A.Q. Pen indication, full prescribing information, and important safety information, please visithttp://www.nutropin.com.

For the Pegasys indication, full prescribing information, and important safety information including Boxed WARNING and Medication Guide, please visit http://www.pegasys.com.

For the TNKase indication, full prescribing information, and important safety information, please visit http://www.tnkase.com.

About Genentech
Founded more than 30 years ago, Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. The company, a member of the Roche Group, has headquarters in South San Francisco, California. For additional information about the company, please visithttp://www.gene.com.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

"Kroger Value Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips”, Recalled By Barry Callebaut USA LLC, Due To Undeclared Milk Protein, A Possible Allegen

"Kroger Value Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips”, Recalled By Barry Callebaut USA LLC, Due To Undeclared Milk Protein, A Possible Allegen

Barry Callebaut USA LLC Issues Allergen Alert on Potential Undeclared Milk Protein in Kroger Value Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips


Contact:
Consumer:
Barry Callebaut USA LLC
1-866-678-5231

Technical:
Mr. Doug Miscikowski, Director - Quality Assurance
1-866-678-5231

Press:
Ms. Laura Bergan, Marketing Manager
1-866-678-5231
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 12, 2011 - Barry Callebaut USA LLC is conducting a voluntary recall on its product sold by Kroger Stores under the brand "Kroger Value Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips”, 12 oz., UPC Code is 11110–86603 as the product may contain undeclared milk protein.
The following “Best By” dates are affected by this voluntary recall:
  • November 20, 2012
  • December 1, 2012
  • December 3, 2012
  • December 4, 2012
The “Best By” date is found printed in black on the end of the back of the bag.
People with allergies or severe sensitivity to milk protein may be at risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The Kroger Value Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips subject to this recall were sold in Kroger-owned stores, including Kroger; Dillon’s and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri; Baker’s stores in Nebraska; Jay C, Hilander, Owen’s, Pay Less and Scott’s stores in Illinois and Indiana; Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, Smith’s, City Market, Foods Co., and Food 4 Less stores in California, Nevada, Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana (Chicago area).
This recall was necessary after a consumer complaint was received and it was determined that the packages of Kroger Value Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips may contain undeclared milk protein. The package ingredient label does not identify that the product may contain milk protein.
Consumers who have purchased Kroger Value Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips with the above indicated code dates may return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may contact Barry Callebaut USA LLC at 1-866-678-5231(9am - 7pm Eastern).

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

“Oaxaca String Cheese La Original” Recalled By Surtex Foods Due To Multiple Health Risks, Possible Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus Contamination

Surtex Foods Recalls “Oaxaca String Cheese La Original” Because Of Possible Health Risk


Contact:
Surtext Foods Co.
323-357-5900
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 10, 2011 - SURTEX FOODS CO. of Los Angeles is recalling Oaxaca string Cheese La Original in their 17.63 oz/ 500 gr presentation because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus.
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. Although 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.
Staphylococcus aureus the bacterium responsible for producing toxins in foods, can cause gastrointestinal illness that usually begins 1-6 hours after eating contaminated food. The most common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. In more severe cases, headache, muscle cramping, and temporary changes in blood pressure and pulse rate may occur. The illness is usually mild and most patients recover after one to three days. In a small minority of patients the illness may be more severe. In these cases, some people, especially the very young and old, may require medical treatment for dehydration from vomiting and/or diarrhea.
Oaxaca String Cheese “La Original” ( 17.63 /500 gr presentation) was distributed in California through retail stores and distributors.
The recalled product comes in a 17.63 ounce (500 gr), clear plastic package marked- Oaxaca String Cheese, “La Original de Oaxaca” with a UPC code of 8 90512 00104 2, Lot # 1360912 with expiration date 01/09/2011
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the FDA which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem. NO OTHER PRODUCTS OR BATCHES FROM THIS COMPANY AND/OR PRODUCT THAT HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED WERE AFFECTED BY THIS RECALL.
Consumers who have purchased “Oaxaca String Cheese “La Original” ( 17.63 /500 gr presentation), UPC code of 8 90512 00104 2, Lot # 1360912 with expiration date 01/09/2011, are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (323) 357-5900 Monday through Friday, 8am through 3pm PST.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Metronidazole Tablets USP, 250mg Recalled By Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Teva Pharmaceuticals have recalled Metronidazole Tablets USP, 250mg used for treating symptomatic and asymptomatic trichomoniasis, and treatment of asymptomatic consorts, amebiasis and a variety of anaerobic bacterial infections, due to Low Weight of active ingredients in Tablets.

Teva Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A issues a voluntary nationwide recall of Metronidazole Tablets USP, 250mg Due to Low Weight Tablets


Contact:
Consumer Contact
866-262-1243

Media Contact
Denise Bradley
215-591-8974
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 6, 2011 - Teva Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A, is voluntarily recalling Metronidazole Tablets USP, 250mg, lot 312566, expiration date 05/2012. This product lot is being recalled due to the presence of underweight tablets.
Underweight tablets may not contain the full amount of active ingredient within a single tablet, a consumer may not receive the prescribed dose. This may cause the infection the drug was intended to treat to worsen or recur, which could be life-threatening when treating severe infections. To date, Teva Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A. has not received any adverse events associated with the use of this product lot.
Metronidazole is indicated for the treatment of symptomatic and asymptomatic trichomoniasis, and treatment of asymptomatic consorts, amebiasis and a variety of anaerobic bacterial infections. The affected Metronidazole lot is packaged in 250 count bottles and was distributed nationwide to wholesalers and retailers.
Wholesalers and retailers have been previously notified of this recall via overnight notification on 10/25/10 and are in the process of returning this product lot. Consumers who have lot 312566 in their possession are instructed to cease using the product and return it to their pharmacy. Wholesalers and retailers should cease distribution and examine their inventory immediately.
Adverse events that may be related to the use of this product may be reported to FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program either online, by regular mail or by fax:
Consumers with questions regarding this recall may contact 866-262-1243 from 9:00am – 5:00pm ET Monday –Friday. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking this drug product. Teva Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A is voluntarily recalling the aforementioned product lot with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

La Placita Botanas Mexicanas Recalls Wheat Snacks with Chile, Potato Chips with Chile, and Corn Churritos with Chile Due To Salmonella Contamination

La Placita Botanas Mexicanas Recalls Wheat Snacks with Chile, Potato Chips with Chile, and Corn Churritos with Chile Due To Salmonella Contamination. Consumers who have purchased “Doraditas con chile”, “Chinacos con chile”, “Chicharrines duranguenses con chile”, “Palitos tapatios con chile”, and “Anillos michoacanos con chile” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact La Placita at 626-452-0883, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

 

La Placita Botanas Mexicanas, Inc. Recalls Wheat Snacks with Chile, Potato Chips with Chile, and Corn Churritos with Chile Because of Possible Contamination with Salmonella


Contact:
La Placita Botanas Mexicanas, Inc.
10846 Central Ave.
South El Monte, CA 91733
626-452-0883

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 7, 2011 - La Placita Botanas Mexicanas, Inc. of South El Monte, California is recalling Wheat Snacks with Chile, Potato Chips with Chile, and Corn Churritos with Chile because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
Doraditas con chile - UPC: 7-90274 00011-9”, “Chinacos con chile - UPC: 7-90274 00121-5”, “Chicharrines duranguenses con chile - UPC: 7-90274 00261-8”, “Palitos tapatios con chile - UPC: 7-90274 00251-9”, and “Anillos michoacanos con chile - UPC: 7-90274 00351-6” were distributed primarily in Southern California through retail stores. These products are packaged in clear plastic bags with a label sticker containing the product name and UPC code. No production codes, best-by-date, or use-by-date are found on these products (future products not affected by this recall will have production codes).
No illnesses have been reported to date.
This potential contamination was discovered during sampling of our bulk ingredients by representatives of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration during an inspection of our manufacturing facility. La Placita Botanas Mexicans, Inc. is working closely with the FDA and our suppliers to identify the cause of this problem.
Consumers who have purchased “Doraditas con chile”, “Chinacos con chile”, “Chicharrines duranguenses con chile”, “Palitos tapatios con chile”, and “Anillos michoacanos con chile” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact La Placita at 626-452-0883, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.