March 17

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Animal & Veterinary

Bravo Packing, Inc. Expands Previously Announced Voluntary Recall of Pet Food Products Due to Potential Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes Health Risks to Humans and Animals

Bravo Packing, Inc. of Carneys Point, NJ is expanding the previously announced voluntary recall of two pet food products to now include all pet food and bones in all package sizes. During an FDA inspection, samples collected tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes and resulted in a recall due to the potential health risks to humans and pets.  Bravo Packing, Inc. is expanding the recall due to potential cross contamination.

Ridley Block Operations Voluntarily Recalls Three Batches of Crystalyx® Sheep-lyxTM

Ridley Block Operations is voluntarily recalling three batches of CRYSTALYX Sheep-lyx. The product batches have been found to have elevated levels of copper, which is out of specification. With prolonged consumption, the affected product could potentially have adverse health effects on sheep.

Bravo Packing, Inc. Recalls All Performance Dog and Ground Beef Raw Pet Food Because of Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk to Humans and Animals

Bravo Packing, Inc. of Carneys Point, NJ is recalling all Ground Beef and Performance Dog, a frozen raw pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Salmonella can cause illness in animals eating the products, as well as people who handle contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products, infected animals or any surfaces exposed to these products.  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, server headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Vitakraft Sun Seed Recall of Vitakraft Vita Smart Hedgehog Food Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. of Weston, OH, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Vitakraft Vita Smart Hedgehog Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Vitakraft Sun Seed was notified on February 19, 2021, by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development that Salmonella was detected in an inspection sample of product from Lot Number 343422. The tests which discovered the bacteria were part of random testing performed by the State of Michigan on consumer products, and not prompted by any consumer concerns.

Drug Recalls

Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Injection, USP, 10 mg/mL Due to Potential Lack of Sterility Assurance

Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the voluntary nationwide recall of three lots of Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Injection, USP (10 mg/mL). This product was manufactured by Indoco Remedies Ltd. and distributed by Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Sagent has initiated this voluntary recall of Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Injection, USP to the user level as the result of a customer complaint due to potentially loose crimped vial overseals. A non-integral crimped vial overseal may result in a non-sterile product.

Intravenous administration of a product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious systemic infections which may be life-threatening. The possibility of a breach in sterility assurance in distributed product, while remote, cannot be eliminated.

Bryant Ranch Prepack Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Spironolactone 25 mg and 50 mg Tablets Due to Mislabeling with the Incorrect Strength (Revision to Press Release with Same Title Dated 3/9/2021. Revision Includes Number of Bottles Impacted by Recall)

Bryant Ranch Prepack is voluntarily recalling in total 47 bottles of Spironolactone tablets (four different lots) to the consumer level. The products have been found to be mislabeled, displaying the incorrect strength. Prepackaged bottles labeled spironolactone 50 mg may contain spironolactone 25 mg tablets and prepackaged bottles of spironolactone 25 mg may contain Spironolactone 50 mg tablets.

A patient who consumes spironolactone 25 mg instead of the prescribed spironolactone 50 mg may experience an elevation in blood pressure or increased swelling caused by excess fluid (edema) if taking the product chronically. It is possible that patients could experience a decrease in potassium if taking half of the expected dose which could lead to Hypokalemia, a condition associated with cardiac arrhythmias. Furthermore, patients who consume spironolactone 50 mg instead of the prescribed spironolactone 25 mg could experience an increase in potassium which could be life-threatening. Patients with renal insufficiency or those taking concomitant renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors would be at increased risk.

Food & Beverage Recalls

Allergy Alert Issued for Undeclared Tree Nuts in Mislabeled Cranberry Biscotti at Six Whole Foods Market Stores

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling Cranberry Biscotti purchased from six stores in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The product is being recalled because it may contain undeclared Tree Nuts (Pistachio) that was not listed on the product label due to mislabeling. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Tree Nuts (Pistachio) run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The affected products were sold in the Bakery department with sell-by dates through April 3, 2021 and can be identified by the PLU code 41712. The product was sold by weight in clear plastic containers. All affected product has been removed from store shelves.

MG Foods Recalls Various Turkey Sandwiches Due to Possible Listeria monocytogenes Contamination

MG Foods of Charlotte, NC is recalling various Turkey Sandwiches due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenesListeria 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, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The products were distributed between March 3, 2021 and March 5, 2021 and packaged in clear plastic wedges & paper bags. The products were sold at distributors located at the Charlotte Douglas Airport and via vending machines and micro markets located in business locations in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia. The company reacted swiftly and as of end-of-day March 5, 2021 affected products were removed from sale at all locations.

Mediterranean Food Inc. Recalls “Alqosh Sesame Oil” Because of Possible Health Risk

Mediterranean Food Inc. of Warren, MI, is recalling its 2Lb plastic jar of "Alqosh Sesame Oil" 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.

The recalled "Sesame Oil" were distributed in Michigan retail stores and distributors through our company's staff. The Product was distributed in the period from 11/06/2020 to 12/10/2020.

The product comes in a 2Lb, clear plastic jar marked with lot # 16082020 on the side of the jar and with a Production date of 08/16/2020 stamped on the side.

Hu Products Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Single Lot of 4 oz. Chocolate Covered Hunks - Sour Goldenberries Product Due to Undeclared Almonds

Hu Products announced today a nationwide voluntary recall in the United States of a single production lot of the Hu Chocolate Covered Hunks - Sour Goldenberries Product (4 oz. bag) because some packages may contain undeclared almonds that were inadvertently added to the product during manufacturing. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivityto almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

This recall is limited solely to the Hu Chocolate Covered Hunks - Sour Goldenberries Product (4 oz. bag), which was sold in retail stores and online in the United States. No other Hu products are affected, and this recall does not affect products in countries other than the United States.

Kareem Mart Recalls “Tahina” Because of Possible Health Risks

KAREEM MART of Garden City, MI, is recalling its 1lb, 2lb, 10kg of “Tahina” food treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection 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, producing more severe illnesses infections.

The recalled “Tahina” were distributed in Mediterranean food stores in Michigan and Chicago, IL. Between April 2020 to October 2020.

Wilton Brands Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in 7 Sprinkle Products

Wilton Brands of Naperville, Illinois announced today a voluntary national recall of all lots of six sprinkles products and one kit containing affected sprinkles, because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume these products.

El Abuelito EXPANDE SU RETIRO DEL MERCADO PARA INCLUIR Queso Fresco, Quesillo y Productos DE Requesón POR POSIBLE RIESGO A LA SALUD

El Abuelito Cheese de Paterson, NJ está retirando del mercado todos los productos de queso fresco (fresco, suave), quesillo (Oaxaca, queso en tiras) y requesón (Ricotta), porque pueden estar potencialmente contaminado con Listeria monocytogenes, un organismo que puede causar infecciones graves y en ocasiones mortales en niños pequeños, personas frágiles o de edad avanzada y otras personas con sistemas inmunitarios debilitados. Aunque las personas sanas pueden sufrir sólo síntomas a corto plazo como fiebre alta, dolor de cabeza intenso, rigidez, náuseas, dolor abdominal y diarrea, la infección por Listeria monocytogenes puede provocar abortos espontáneos y mortinatos entre las mujeres embarazadas.

Todos los productos queso fresco con fechas de vencimiento hasta 032821 (28 de marzo de 2021); todos los productos de quesillo (Oaxaca, queso en tiras) con fechas de vencimiento hasta 041621 (16 de abirl de 2021); y todos los productos de requesón (Ricotta) con fechas de caducidad hasta 031421 (14 de marzo de 2021) han sido retirados del mercado. Los productos se comercializan bajo la marca de El Abuelito Cheese, y fueron distribuidos en CT, NJ, PA, NY; de la marca Río Grande Food Products, distribuidos en VA, NC, MD; Río Lindo distribuidos en NC y MD y el Viejito, El Paisano, El Sabrosito, La Cima, Quesos Finos, San Carlos e Ideal Brands.

Los productos se distribuyeron hasta el 16 de febrero de 2021 y estaban disponibles en supermercados, tiendas mayoristas y minoristas.

The Quaker Oats Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Quaker Rice Crisps Sweet Barbecue Flavor Due to Undeclared Soy Issue

The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., today issued a voluntary recall for 3.03 oz. bags of Quaker Rice Crisps Sweet Barbecue Flavor because they may contain undeclared soy ingredients. 

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product contained inside the recalled bags. If you have purchased the impacted product, we advise you not to consume the product and urge you to dispose it. A total of 4,550 bags are being recalled with a specific best before date of May 29, 2021.

The products covered by this recall may have been distributed to retail stores in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. 

No other Quaker products or Rice Crisps bag sizes or flavors are impacted by this recall.