By: Heather Williams

Each week, UnsafeFoods brings recall information to you so that you can check your own pantry and refrigerator for posted recalls.  This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has several undeclared allergens as well as a few health risk advisories.

Undeclared Allergens

An undeclared allergen recall is issued when the ingredients in a food product do not match the information on the label.  Those with a food allergy or severe sensitivity to certain foods rely on food manufactures to be honest in their packaging to make informed food decisions.  Sometimes mistakes happen.  That is the case for the following recalled products.

Daisy’s Bakery Inc.: Gourmet Concha

Daisy’s Bakery Inc. of Clifton, New Jersey issued a recall on December 28, 2017 for 4 ounce packages of Gourmet Concha due the undeclared allergen milk.  Those with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk risk serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if product is consumed.

The affected product was distributed to Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and North Carolina.  The product can be identified as a white, round seashell shape stamp on a 4 ounce package of sweet bread with clear plastic packaging.  The following lot numbers are indicated: 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 447, 448, 449, 450, 451, 452, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 467, 468, 469, 470 and 471.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the label did not indicate the presence of milk.  Investigation determined this was due to a temporary break down in the company’s production and packaging processes.  Production has been suspended until the FDA and the company are certain the issue has been resolved.

No illness has been reported in connection to the recall at this time.  Questions may be directed to Daisy’s Bakery, Inc. at 973-340-3200 between Monday and Friday from 7:00AM to 5:00PM.

New Seasons Market: Macaroni and Cheese

New Seasons market issued a recall on December 29, 2017 on their New Seasons Market Grab and Go pre-packaged Macaroni and Cheese due to the undeclared allergen, egg.  Those with an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs risk serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if product is consumed.

The recall was initiated after and employee noticed the packages were mislabeled during a routine stock rotation check.  The employee noticed the ingredient “egg” was left off the ingredients list.

The recall affects products purchased at the New Seasons’ 21 locations in Oregon, Northern California, and Washington with Packed On dates ranging from 12/19/17 to 12/28/17 and Sell By dates up to 1/2/2018.

The product can be identified as packaged in a metal container with a clear plastic lid.  The following products are included in the recall.  No other production codes, sizes, or varieties are affected by the recall.

Product Name UPC Code Sell By Dates
New Seasons Market Macaroni and Cheese 252089 203999
252090 706991
Up to Jan 02, 2018

At this time no reports of illness have been connected to this recall.  Questions may be directed to the email [email protected]

Condies Foods: Veggie Cup

Condies Foods of Kearns, Utah issued a recall on January 3, 2018 for 166 cases of veggie cups with “Use Thru” dates 1/5/18 due to the undeclared allergen, milk and egg.  Those with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and/or egg risk serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if product is consumed.

Products were distributed to Coremark Distribution centers and then to stores in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming.

The product labeled Fresh Fruit is a broccoli, celery, carrot, and ranch dip called Veggie Cup 6.5oz. and labeled incorrectly with the UPC 50777222655.

The recall was initiated after receiving a customer complaint that the label did not match the product enclosed.  The company is asking the public to return to the product to: Attention Ana Zamora, Condies Foods Inc., 4850W 5300S, Kearns, UT 8411.  Questions may be directed to 801-969-1448 EXT 108 Between Monday and Friday from 7:30AM to 6:00PM.

California Popsicle, Inc.: Ice Bars

California Popsicle, Inc. dba Polly Ann Ice Cream of South San Francisco, California issued a recall on January 3, 2018 for ice bars due to the undeclared allergen, milk.  Those with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk may experience a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if product is consumed.

The product was distributed to California, New York, and Canada between August 3rd and August 31st 2017 and distributed to various Chinese markets potentially nationwide from there.  The product can be identified as packaged in a cardboard box with 4 bars to a box.  The products included in the recall include the following UPC codes:

Polly Ann Mango Ice Bar UPC#7-00730-28866-1
Polly Ann Red Bean Ice Bar UPC#7-00730-26868-7
Polly Ann Green Bean Ice Bar UPC#7-00730-26666-9

Expiration dates range from 7/1/18 through 7/31/18

The recall was initiated after a customer complaint of an allergic reaction of a Canadian consumer.  Questions may be directed to the company weekdays from 8:00AM to 5:00PM PST at 650-745-8092.

Health Alert

A health alert is issued when a product contains a potentially harmful contaminant.  This can be chemical, biological, or mechanical.  Anyone consuming the tainted product could risk illness or injury as a result.

PharMEDium Services, LLC: Several Drug Products

PharMEDium Services, LLC issued a voluntary recall on December 27, 2017 on several lot of various drug products due to lack of assurance of sterility.  Administration of a product that is intended to be sterile that has been contaminated could have serious or life-threatening infection risk.

The recall was initiated after internal investigation prompted by an FDA request at the company’s Memphis location.  The investigation involved 55 lots of different products, impacting 25,237 units and found two unsuccessful medial fills.  While the finished product release testing for both sterility and endotoxin were acceptable, as a conservative measure the company decided to issue a recall.

The following product are included in the recall:

Service Code Product Description Lot Number
2K8880 2 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate and 0.2% Ropivacaine HCl (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 172790045M
2K8468 2 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate and 0.2% Ropivacaine HCl (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 172790055M
2K8889 2 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate and 0.15% Ropivacaine HCl (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 172790091M
2P8652 1 mg/mL Morphine Sulfate in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 172790111M
2P6179 1 mg/mL Morphine Sulfate (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 172790115M
2T6165 1 mg/mL HYDROmorphone HCl in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 172790156M
2K8124 2 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate and 0.125% Bupivacaine HCl (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 172820087M
3357NO-K25 20 mg/mL Succinylcholine Chloride Injection (Preserved) Kit Check Tagged 172820144M
2K8490 2 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate and 0.1% Bupivacaine HCl (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 172910035M
2K8191 0.125% Bupivacaine HCl (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 172910106M
3217NO-K25 0.2 mg/mL Glycopyrrolate 3 mL in 3 mL BD Syringe Kit Check Tagged 172910127M
2R3303-5 50 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate (Preservative Free) Injection 172910135M
2K8453 5 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate and 0.2% Ropivacaine HCl (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 172910154M
2P6165 1 mg/mL HYDROmorphone HCl in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 172930052M
2K9115 4 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 172930100M
2K8204 2 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate and 0.125% Bupivacaine HCl (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 172970053M
3303NO-K25 50 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate (Preservative Free) Injection Kit Check Tagged 172970130M
2T6663 10 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 172970158M
2R3303-5 50 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate (Preservative Free) Injection 172980111M
2K9037 1 mg/mL Midazolam HCl ( Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection USP 172980202M
2K8498 1 mg/mL Morphine Sulfate (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173020065M
2K9100 0.5 mg/mL Midazolam HCl in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173020131M
2T6231 3 mg/mL Adenosine Injection 30 mL in 30 mL BD Syringe 173020134M
2K8638 4 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate and 0.1% Bupivacaine HCl (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173020141M
2K8241 3 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate and 0.2% Ropivacaine HCl (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173020185M
2R3306-K5 50 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate (Preservative Free) Injection Kit Check Tagged 173020228M
2R3333-5 50 mg/mL Ephedrine Sulfate Injection (Preservative Free) 173020233M
2T6455 2 mg/mL Morphine Sulfate in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173030008M
2P8652 1 mg/mL Morphine Sulfate in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173030017M
3303NO 50 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate (Preservative Free) Injection 173030024M
2K8869 2 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate and 0.1% Bupivacaine HCl (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173030050M
2K8643 3 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate and 0.125% Bupivacaine HCl (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173030080M
2K7710 1 mg/mL HYDROmorphone HCl in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173030114M
2T6827 1 mg/mL Morphine Sulfate (Preservative Free) (Contains Sulfites) in 5% Dextrose 173030146M
2T6165 1 mg/mL HYDROmorphone HCl in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173040042M
2T6165 1 mg/mL HYDROmorphone HCl in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173040043M
2K8292 1 mg/mL Midazolam HCl in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173040069M
2T6270 1 mg/mL Midazolam HCl in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173040072M
2M8510 1 mg/mL HYDROmorphone HCl in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173040078M
2K8120 0.25% Bupivacaine HCl (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173040265M
2T6656 5 mg/mL Morphine Sulfate (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173040283M
2T6165 1 mg/mL HYDROmorphone HCl in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173110038M
2K8468 2 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate and 0.2% Ropivacaine HCl (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173110066M
2K8667 20 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173110079M
2T6178 1 mg/mL Morphine Sulfate (Preservative Free) (Contains Sulfites) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173110142M
2K5856 10 mEq Potassium Chloride in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 100 mL in 150 mL Intravia Bag 173110193M
2T8474 50 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate (Preservative Free) Injection 173170055M
3117NO 5 mg/mL Labetalol HCI 173170127M
2K8179 1 mg/mL Morphine Sulfate (Preservative Free) (Contains Sulfites) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173200084M
2R3417-K5 1 mg/mL Morphine Sulfate (Preservative Free) (Contains Sulfites) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173200212M
2K8669 20 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173210054M
2K8937 0.2% Ropivacaine HCl (Preservative Free) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173210060M
3303NO 50 mcg/mL Fentanyl Citrate (Preservative Free) Injection 173210085M
2T6401 2 mg/mL Morphine Sulfate (Preservative Free) (Contains Sulfites) in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 173210101M
2R3334-5 0.5% Ropivacaine HCl Injection (Preservative Free) 173210124M

PharMEDium is requesting customers that have any of the products included in the recall to immediately quarantine the product and discontinue use and destroy per their hospital protocol.  Additional information can be found at www.pharmedium.com.

Questions may be directed to PharMEDium Services Clinical Pharmacist at 847-457-2220, Monday through Friday between 8:00AM and 5:00PM CST or by email at [email protected]

Additionally, adverse reactions or quality problems can be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online at www.fda.gov/medwatchreport.htm or by mail from a form acquired at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm.  Alternatively a form can be requested at the phone number 1-800-332-1088.

Marzetti Company: Frozen Biscuit Dough

Marzetti Company issued a recall on December 29, 2017 for frozen biscuit dough packaged under various brands due to the potential health hazard, Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes can cause illness in otherwise healthy individuals including headache, high fever, stiffness, abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea. The very young, the elderly, and those with a compromised immune system are at greater risk for increased complications.  Pregnant women are at risk for stillbirth and miscarriage.

The recall only applies to the following frozen biscuit dough products and no other T. Marzetti Company products.  All “Best By” dates are included in the recall.

Item #
Full UPC
Description Count per pkg
0788002640 SOUTHERN HOME 20 OLD FASHIONED BUTTERMILK STYLE BISCUITS 20 ct
1116103754 SHUR FINE OLD FASIONED SOUTHERN STYLE BISCUITS 12 ct
1116103755 SHUR FINE OLD FASIONED BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 12 ct
1122503092 VALU TIME SOUTHERN STYLE BISCUITS 20 ct
1122508421 VALU TIME BUTTERMILK STYLE BISCUITS 20 ct
3582604815 FOOD LION HOMESTYLE BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 12 ct
3680004683 FOOD CLUB SOUTHERN STYLE BISCUITS 12 ct
3680007549 FOOD CLUB BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 12 ct
3825911726 SE GROCERS BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 12 ct
3825911892 SE GROCERS SOUTHERN STYLE BISCUITS 20 ct
4129075433 PIGGLY WIGGLY BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 20 ct
4129075434 PIGGLY WIGGLY HOMESTYLE BISCUITS 20 ct
4164300718 LOWES FOODS BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 20 ct
4164300719 LOWES FOODS SOUTHERN STYLE BISCUITS 20 ct
5193333968 PREMIUM PICK 5 BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 20 ct
7145220434 MORNING FRESH FARMS BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 12 ct
7229200025 MARSHALLS OLD FASHIONED SOUTHERN STYLE BISCUITS 12 ct
8685402591 LAURA LYNN SOUTHERN STYLE BISCUITS 12 ct
8685404014 LAURA LYNN BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 12 ct
8685404894 LAURA LYNN 20CT BUTTERMILK BISCUIT 20 ct
8826703140 SOUTHERN  HOME SOUTHERN STYLE  BISCUITS 12 ct
8826703141 SOUTHERN HOME 20CT SOUTHERN STYLE BISCUITS 20 ct
8826703152 SOUTHERN HOME BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 12 ct

No illness has been reported in connection with this product. Questions may be directed to 1-866-837-2758 between 8:00AM and 5:00PM ET.

Evershing International Trading Company: Shredded Coconut

Evershing International Trading Company issued a recall on January 3, 2018 for their 16 ounce Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut due to the potential health hazard SalmonellaSalmonella is a bacteria that causes diarrheal illness that can become serious or fatal in the very young, the elderly, and those with a compromised immune system.  Additional complications arise with the organism leaves the digestive tract and enters the bloodstream or other parts of the body.  In these rare circumstances endocarditis, arterial infections, and arthritis may occur.

The product was distributed to California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington and is limited to the lot number SE07A1 and was available for purchase between January 3, 2017 to January 3, 2018.

The recall was initiated after testing performed by the State of Massachusetts.

Customers should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Questions may be directed to Evershing International Trading Company at 408-975-9660, Monday through Saturday between 9:00AM and 5:00PM.

 

Sources:

https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm590941.htm

https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm590799.htm

https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm590976.htm

https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm590865.htm

https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm591336.htm

https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm591335.htm

https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm591278.htm

https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm591303.htm