MAY FOOD RECALLS

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1. California Firm Recalls Pork Pie Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Jolly Good Meat Products, a Los Angeles, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,471 pounds of pork meat pie products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products contain milk, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.

The following products are subject to recall:

7-oz. packages of “Jolly Good Melton Mowbray Brand Pie” bearing the establishment number “Est. 6216” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The packages contain two pork pies. The products were produced on various dates from Nov. 8, 2012 through April 24, 2013.

The products were distributed to restaurants and distributors in California.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine label review. Milk is a subingredient of margarine used in the product. While margarine is listed as an ingredient in the product package, milk is not listed. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions associated with consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an adverse reaction should see a health care professional.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/
Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp

Consumers and the media with questions about the recall should contact Rodney Martin Lunt, Jolly Good Meat Products’ Owner, at (323) 290-2265.

2. Louisiana Firm Recalls Stew Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Acadian Fine Foods, LLC, a Church Point, La. establishment, is recalling approximately 17,037 pounds of pork stew and chicken stew products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products contain whey and soy, known allergens which are not declared on the product label.

The following products are subject to recall:

12-oz. single-serve bowls of “Savoie’s Cajun Singles Louisiana Pork Stew” bearing the establishment number “Est. 13587” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on various dates from May 24, 2012 through March 21, 2013. The product packages bear “Use By” dates from May 24, 2013 through March 21, 2014.

12-oz. single-serve bowls of “Savoie’s Cajun Singles Louisiana Chicken Stew” bearing the establishment number “P-13587” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on various dates from June 6, 2012 through Feb. 25, 2013. The product packages bear “Use By” dates from June 6, 2013 through Feb. 25, 2014.

The products were distributed for retail sale in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine label review. Whey and soy are subingredients in the chicken base used to make the product. The company changed chicken bases and the labels did not reflect the change in ingredients. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions associated with consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an adverse reaction should see a health care professional.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases.

Consumers and the media with questions about the recall should contact Jim Miller, Acadian Fine Foods’ Plant Manager, at (337) 684-6933.

3. Hannaford Supermarkets Issues Allergy Alert for Two Bakery Cookie Products That May Contain Undeclared Nuts.

Hannaford Supermarkets is recalling two products sold in the bakery section because they may contain nuts that are not listed on the product packaging label. Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to any nuts may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction should they consume these items.

The affected items are:

Hannaford Gourmet Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (9 oz. package, UPC # 0004126872715)
Hannaford Gourmet Cookie Platter (36 oz. package, UPC # 04126874662)
Hannaford received a consumer report that the product may contain nuts.

Hannaford Supermarkets is based in Scarborough, Maine, and operates 181 stores in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Massachusetts.

All affected products have been removed from store shelves. Consumers may return the product to any Hannaford store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (800) 213-9040.

4. Dairy Fresh Conducts Voluntary Recall of IGA Brand “Vanilla & Chocolate” 1.75 Quart Ice Cream Because Package May Contain Undeclared Allergens (Almonds, Coconut, Soy)

Dairy Fresh is voluntarily recalling a specific batch of IGA Brand “Vanilla & Chocolate” Ice Cream (1.75 quart, 1.66L) with the plant code “3783” and a SELL BY date of 08-13-13 because it incorrectly contains Heavenly Hash ice cream, which contains almonds, coconut, and soy, which are allergens not declared on the carton. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds, coconut, or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The company is aware of one consumer who experienced an allergic reaction after consuming the product manufactured with the “SELL BY” date of 08-13-13. The company is not aware of any other complaint or illness to date related to this issue.

In an abundance of caution, the company is also recalling Vanilla & Chocolate ice cream dated between 06-08-13 and 08-27-13. The specific dates are as follows: 07-19-13, 08-02-13, 08-13-13 and 08-27-13.

A small number of Vanilla & Chocolate packages were inadvertently used when the company was producing Heavenly Hash ice cream. As a result, a consumer may purchase a Vanilla & Chocolate package that contains Heavenly Hash ice cream.

This product is produced by the Dairy Fresh processing facility in Winston Salem, North Carolina, and is sold at IGA stores.

All Vanilla & Chocolate cartons carry the Universal Product Code (UPC) and plant code “3783.”

Consumers who purchased the product may discard it and return the product package to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions can contact Dairy Fresh 1-800-587-2259 between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Central Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been notified of this voluntary recall.

5. Nestlé USA Announces Voluntary Recall of Select Varieties/Production Codes of four different frozen pizzas sold in the U.S. These include:

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) Crispy Thin Crust White®, UPC 71921 98745; production codes are 3062525951, 3062525952 and 3063525951.
California Pizza Kitchen® Limited Edition Grilled Chicken with Cabernet Sauce, UPC 71921 00781; production code is 3059525952.
DiGiorno® Crispy Flatbread Pizza Tuscan Style Chicken, UPC 71921 02663; production codes are 3057525922 and 3058525921.
DiGiorno® pizzeria!™ Bianca/White Pizza, UPC 71921 91484; production code is 3068525951.
The voluntary recall is limited to frozen pizzas with these specific production codes, which were distributed nationwide. No other production codes/dates, sizes or varieties of CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN or DIGIORNO pizzas are affected by this recall. The reason for the recall is that the pizza may contain fragments of clear plastic. Nestlé USA is taking this action after a small number of consumers reported that they had found small fragments of plastic on the CPK Crispy Thin Crust White pizza. An investigation indicates this is directly related to a particular lot of spinach the company received from one of their suppliers.

All the pizzas being recalled were produced during February and March of this year. Nestlé USA also is reaching out to consumers to ask that they examine their freezer inventory for the specific packages of DIGIORNO and CPK varieties affected by this recall.

To locate the production codes for these specific pizzas, the consumer simply needs to look for a blue or pink rectangular box on one of the side panels of the pizza box. The production code is on the second line of the printed code and is the first ten digits of the number. Consumers should look for the following production codes:

CPK Crispy Thin Crust White: 3062525951, 3062525952 and 3063525951.
CPK Limited Edition Grilled Chicken with Cabernet Sauce: 3059525952.
DiGiorno Crispy Flatbread Pizza Tuscan Style Chicken: 3057525922 and 3058525921.
DiGiorno pizzeria! Bianca/White Pizza: production code is 3068525951.
Consumers who may have purchased the recalled CPK and DIGIORNO pizzas with the identified production codes should not consume the pizza, but instead should contact Nestlé USA Consumer Services at 800-456-4394 or nestlepizza@casupport.com for further instructions. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., E.T. and this Saturday, May 4th from 12 noon – 8 p.m. E.T.. Nestlé will provide a replacement coupon to reporting consumers and also may make arrangements to retrieve the pizza for further examination.

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