FDA: FiveStar Gourmet Foods Voluntary Recalls Fresh Snack Products Due to Possible Health Risk

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When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the FDA posts the company’s announcement as a public service. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/fivestar-gourmet-foods-voluntary-recalls-fresh-snack-products-due-possible-health-risk?utm_campaign=FiveStar%20Gourmet%20Foods%20Voluntary%20Recalls%20Fresh%20Snack%20Products%20Due%20to%20Possible%20Health%20Risk&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

Summary
Company Announcement Date:
December 31, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
December 31, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
FiveStar Gourmet Foods
Brand Name:
MiniMeal2Go
Product Description:
Protein pack and avocado toast
Company Announcement
FiveStar Gourmet Foods takes issues of food safety seriously and in an abundance of caution is voluntarily recalling two fresh produce snack products, MiniMeal2Go-ProteinPack 8.25oz and MiniMeal2Go- AvocadoToast 6.75oz. due to the notification from Almark Foods of Gainesville, GA that Almark Foods may have supplied single-serve prepackaged Hard Boiled Eggs contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and its association with a current foodborne illness investigation.

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 individuals may suffer 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 MiniMeal2Go products were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin in Meijer supermarkets only. Both MiniMeal2Go products come in a 6/8.25-ounce and 6/6.75-ounce clear plastic package marked with specific lots (see chart) with an expiration dates from 12/26/19 through 1/06/20 printed on the film.

No other FiveStar items are involved with this voluntary recall. There are no reported illnesses to date related to the FiveStar Gourmet Foods products.

Consumers who purchased products listed in the chart below from the affected sell by dates or with an unreadable date code are urged not to consume them and to throw the products away. For any questions, consumers may contact FiveStar Gourmet Foods at 877-546-8763 (Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 4:30 pm PST) for the most up-to-date information.

Retailer Brand Item Name Package Weight Item SKU UPC # Lot No States Affected Best By
Meijer MiniMeals2Go Protein Pack 6/8.25oz FG10461 8-
50012-
79311-3 34619,34719,
35019,35119,
35219,35719 Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio,
Wisconsin 12/26/19,12/27/19,
12/30/19,12/31/19,
01/01/20,01/06/20
Meijer MiniMeals2Go Avocado Toast 6/6.75oz FG10463 8-
50012-
79315-1 34619,34719,
35019,35119,
35219,35719 Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio,
Wisconsin 12/26/19,12/27/19,
12/30/19,12/31/19,
01/01/20,01/06/20
About FiveStar Gourmet Foods

With an “appetite for excellence”, a leading innovator within fresh value-added foods, Southern-California based FiveStar Gourmet Foods, the producers of the Simply Fresh brand, have been producing premium, healthy foods for more than two decades. With processing facilities nationwide, FiveStar manufacturers a complete line of retail and foodservice products including convenience salad bowls and snacks featuring fresh produce and proteins under the Simply Fresh Salads®, Simply Fresh MiniMeals2Go® and Simply Fresh 4Kids™ brands using all natural, no artificial ingredients. FiveStar has achieved both organic certification and the highest quality and food safety certification of SQF Level 3. To learn more, go to FiveStarGourmetFoods.comExternal Link Disclaimer

Company Contact Information
Consumers:
FiveStar Gourmet Foods
FiveStar Gourmet Foods
Media:
Tristan Simpson
310-293-2184

FDA: Meijer Recalls Diced Hard Boiled Eggs Due to Potential Health Risks Product Bought at Two Stores in Grand Rapids Affected

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When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the FDA posts the company’s announcement as a public service. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/meijer-recalls-diced-hard-boiled-eggs-due-potential-health-risks-product-bought-two-stores-grand?utm_campaign=Meijer%20Recalls%20Diced%20Hard%20Boiled%20Eggs%20Due%20to%20Potential%20Health%20Risks&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

Summary
Company Announcement Date:
December 31, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
December 31, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Egg/Egg Product
Foodborne Illness
Reason for Announcement:
Product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
Meijer
Brand Name:
None
Product Description:
Hard-boiled eggs
Company Announcement
As part of a multi-state recall due to the potential risk of Listeria monocytogenes, Meijer – in conjunction with Almark Foods – is announcing a voluntary recall of frozen hard-boiled egg products used on two salad bars at two stores in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Listeria monocytogenes, 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.

Meijer is recalling the following products:

UPC – 79379900993 – DICED EGGS FROZEN 5 LB

The multi-state recall involves product potentially sold between Oct. 25, 2019 and Dec. 23, 2019 at two stores in Grand Rapids, Mich. There have been no illnesses reported to date. Store locations are:

The Knapps Corner Meijer at 1997 East Beltline Road in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The Rockford Meijer at 2799 10 Mile Road NE in Rockford, Mich.
Almark Foods issued the initial recall, in cooperation with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, out of an abundance of caution to its customers. Meijer used the hard-boiled egg ingredients on its salad bars which originated from Almark Foods.

Consumers who have purchased this product should throw it away or return the product to the nearest Meijer store for a full refund. Consumers with questions regarding this recall should contact Meijer at 800-543-3704, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their physician.

Joe Hirschmugl at 616-791-3943 or Joseph.Hirschmugl@Meijer.com

Company Contact Information
Consumers:
Meijer
800-543-3704
Media:
Joe Hirschmugl
616-791-3943, 616-249-6334
joseph.hirschmugl@meijer.com

Limena, LLC Recalls “Salvadorean String Cheese (Quesillo Cheese)” Because of Possible Health Risk

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https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/limena-llc-recalls-salvadorean-string-cheese-quesillo-cheese-because-possible-health-risk?utm_campaign=Limena%2C%20LLC%20Recalls%20%22Salvadorean%20String%20Cheese%20%28Quesillo%20Cheese%29%22%20Because%20of%20Possible%20Health%20Risk&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua#recall-photos
Summary
Company Announcement Date:
January 02, 2020
FDA Publish Date:
January 02, 2020
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Cheese/Cheese Product
Reason for Announcement:
Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
Limena, LLC
Brand Name:
Limena, LLC
Product Description:
Salvadorean String Cheese (Quesillo Cheese) semi-soft cheese
Company Announcement
Limena, LLC of Palm Springs, FL. is recalling its 1 lb. (16 ounce) blocks of Salvadorean String Cheese (Quesillo Cheese) semi-soft cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, 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.

The recalled “Salvadorean String Cheese (Quesillo Cheese)” was distributed to retail stores and through mail orders.

The product has a blue and white label and comes in a 1 lb. (16 oz.), clear plastic vacuum package marked with lot #1041020 on the top. The Expiration date is blank.

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

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one sample of 1 lb. (16 ounce) blocks of Salvadorean String Cheese (Quesillo Cheese).

The production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased the 1 lb. block of Salvadorean String Cheese (Quesillo Cheese) are urged to discard the product. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (561) 541-5206, M-F, 8 am – 6 pm EST.

Company Contact Information
Consumers:
561-541-5206

About Salmonella


About Salmonella
https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/tuckers-raw-frozen-dog-food-recall/

About Salmonella

Salmonella 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.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.

Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting.

Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.

Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.

If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

What Caused the Recall?

This recall was issued after the company was notified by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture of the positive Salmonella finding.

Product affected was isolated to 1 lot of 540 lbs (108 boxes) and distributed to distributors in Minnesota, Georgia, Kansas, and Pennsylvania.

The products were sold at pet specialty retail stores.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Raw Basics tests all batches of products for all pathogens in a hold and release program before releasing for shipping.
What to Do?

Consumers who have purchased the affected product are are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800-219-3650.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
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Tucker’s Raw Frozen Dog Food Recall


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I’m sending you this special recall alert.


Raw Basics LLC of Pleasant Prairie, WI, is recalling one specific lot of its Tucker’s raw frozen dog food due to possible contamination with Salmonella.
To learn which products are affected, please visit the following link:
https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/tuckers-raw-frozen-dog-food-recall/

Tucker’s Raw Frozen Dog Food Recall

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NatPet LLC Boulder Colorado has new TREAT RECALL!!!

Dear Fellow Dog Lover,

On July 10, 2015, NatPet LLC of Boulder, Colorado, announced it was voluntarily recalling select lots of its I and Love and You dog treats due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

To learn which products are affected, please visit the following link:
I and Love and You Dog Treats Recall
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/i-love-you-dog-treats-recall/

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Alert!!! Dog Food Recall: Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, Wisconsin, announced it is voluntarily recalling two batches of its Vital Essentials raw frozen dog food due to possible contamination with Listeria bacteria


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Because you signed up on our website and asked to be notified, I’m sending you this special recall alert.

On July 7, 2015, Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, Wisconsin, announced it is voluntarily recalling two batches of its Vital Essentials raw frozen dog food due to possible contamination with Listeria bacteria.

Listeria is not only dangerous to dogs, it can be deadly to small children, the elderly and those with autoimmune disorders.

The affected products were distributed in 12 U.S. states.

To learn which products are affected, please visit the following link:
Vital Essentials Raw Dog Food Recall
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/vital-essentials-dog-food-recall/

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Dog Food Alert! The Boulder Dog Food Company of Boulder, Colorado Recall Turkey Sprinkles Food Enhancer


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Because you signed up on our website and asked to be notified, I’m sending you this special recall alert.

On July 2, 2015, The Boulder Dog Food Company of Boulder, Colorado, announced it is now expanding it recall to include one lot of its Turkey Sprinkles Food Enhancer because it also has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

To learn which products are affected, please visit the following link:
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/boulder-dog-food-recall-july-2015/
Boulder Dog Food Company Dog Food Recall of July 2015

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DOG FOOD ALERT!!!

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Because you signed up on our website and asked to be notified, I’m sending you this special recall alert.

On May 15, the FDA announced that OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, is recalling its OC Raw Turkey and Produce Raw Frozen Canine formula because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

To learn which products are affected, please visit the following link:

OC Raw Dog Food Recall of 2015

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From: alerts@dogfoodadvisor.com J. J. Fuds of Valparaiso, Indiana, announced it is expanding its recall of select lots of J. J. Fuds Raw Frozen Pet Food

Dear Fellow Dog Lover,

Because you signed up on my website and asked to be notified, I’m sending you this special recall alert.

On January 27, 2015, J. J. Fuds of Valparaiso, Indiana, announced it is expanding its recall of select lots of J. J. Fuds Raw Frozen Pet Food to include 2 other products due to unspecified contamination.

To learn more, please visit the following link:

J J Fuds Raw Frozen Pet Food Recall Expands

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