Animal & Veterinary Recalls
Purina® Animal Nutrition Voluntarily Recalling Limited Lots of Purina Cattle and Wildlife Feed Due to Elevated Urea Levels
Purina Animal Nutrition is voluntarily recalling one lot of the following products for cattle livestock and for wildlife such as deer, antelope, and wild sheep due to the potential of elevated urea levels.
These products were distributed in Texas only.
Elevated urea levels can cause serious health issues and death in ruminant animals including cattle, deer, antelope, and wild sheep. Symptoms can include uneasiness, tremors, excess salivation, rapid breathing, incoordination, bloat, vomiting, twitching of ears and facial muscles, grinding of the teeth, abdominal pain, frequent urination, weakness, staggering, violent struggling and bellowing, and terminal spasms.
artnaturals® Issues Voluntary Recall of Limited Batches of 8oz Bottles of Scent Free Hand Sanitizer Due to Presence of Impurities
artnaturals is voluntarily recalling ten manufacturing lots of artnaturals 8oz Scent Free Hand Sanitizer. FDA testing identified 8oz bottles of Scent Free Hand Sanitizer from a single manufacturing lot: G20128A, contained several impurities. Upon being contacted by the FDA, artnaturals responded immediately to proactively address the matter out of an abundance of caution. After multiple communications with the FDA, the two groups have mutually agreed that artnaturals will issue a voluntary recall of 10 manufacturing lots of 8oz Scent Free Hand Sanitizer.
Exposure to the impurities found can happen naturally in our surrounding environments through inhalation, oral consumption and skin absorption. Long term exposure could result in cancers-including leukemia, cancer of the bone marrow and blood disorders. To date, artnaturals has not received any reports of adverse events related to this voluntarily recalled product.
Food & Beverage Recalls
Southeastern Grocers Recalls Fisherman’s Wharf Brand Jumbo Cooked Shrimp, Frozen 16-20 Count, Due to Possible Health Risk
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 2, 2021) – Southeastern Grocers (SEG), the parent company of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarkets and Winn-Dixie stores, is recalling its Fisherman’s Wharf brand Jumbo Cooked Shrimp, Frozen 16-20 count. The recall is due to the detection of possible listeria on the product, 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.
This product was sold in all Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores. Should a customer still have this product, it should be thrown away or returned to any store for a full refund.
Amended – Flowers Foods Issues Voluntary Recall on Certain Tastykake Products Due to Possible Presence of Tiny Fragments of Metal Mesh Wire
THOMASVILLE, Ga. – Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) has amended its October 31, 2021 voluntary recall press release on certain Tastykake products to reflect additional products included in the recall.
As a precautionary measure, the company is voluntarily recalling certain Tastykake multi-pack cupcakes and certain Krimpets products due to the potential presence of tiny fragments of metal mesh wire. The recall was initiated following notification by a vendor of the possible contamination in a supplied ingredient and is being amended following additional notification from the vendor.
The Tastykake multi-pack cupcakes products being recalled were distributed to retail customers in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, and West Virginia. The Tastykake Krimpets products being recalled were distributed to retail customers throughout the U.S.
Pier-C Produce Inc. of Leamington, Ontario Canada is voluntarily recalling Mexican Origin, whole 2 lb White Onions supplied from Keeler Family Farms and sold as Pier-C 2lb white onions of Mexican origin. This recall does not affect any other items in the Pier-C Produce Inc. product catalogue.
The recalled product has 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 product was delivered to a single retailer in the state of Florida between August 17th, 2021 and August 23rd, 2021.
Murray Int’l Trading Inc is Voluntary Recalling Angelicae Sinensis Due to Elevated Levels of Lead and Cadmium
Murray Int’l Trading of Brooklyn, NY is recalling Angelicae Sinensis because it may contain elevated levels of lead and cadmium. The Angelicae Sinensis is used to make a soup.
Lead and cadmium are toxic substances present in our environment in small amounts and everyone is exposed to some of these heavy metals from daily actions such as inhaling dust, eating food, or drinking water. In general, the small exposure to lead within the U.S. population does not pose a significant public health concern.
However, exposure to larger amounts of lead and cadmium can cause poisoning. While these heavy metals can affect nearly every bodily system, its effects depend upon the amount and duration of lead exposure and age. Symptoms can include abdominal pain, vomiting, lethargy, irritability, weakness, behavior or mood changes, delirium, seizures, and coma. However, infants, young children and the developing fetus can be affected by chronic exposure to amounts of heavy metals that may not result in obvious symptoms of lead poisoning. A child with heavy metal poisoning may not look or act sick. Heavy metal poisoning in children can cause: learning disabilities, developmental delays, and lower IQ scores.
Angelicae Sinensis was distributed in the following states. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachutes, Connecticut, Washington DC, Virginia, Delaware, Rhode Island, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Texas through retail stores.
Out of an abundance of caution, Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods is voluntarily recalling the products listed below today.
Our production team, while preparing these items for our retailers, found a couple of pieces of brown hard plastic in a supplier ingredient, which could be a choking hazard. There have been no reports of injury due to the consumption of these products.
Flowers Foods Issues Voluntary Recall on Certain Tastykake Multi-Pack Cupcakes Sold in Eight States Due to Possible Presence of Tiny Fragments of Metal Mesh Wire
As a precautionary measure, Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is voluntarily recalling Tastykake multi-pack cupcakes due to the potential presence of tiny fragments of metal mesh wire. The recall was initiated following notification by a vendor of the possible contamination in a supplied ingredient.
The products being recalled were distributed to retail customers in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, and West Virginia.
Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Precautionary Limited Recall of Garden Classic Salads for Possible Contamination with Listeria monocytogenes
Monterey, CA–October 29, 2021–Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of garden salad due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses connected to any of the recalled lot codes have been reported to date.
Out of an Abundance of Caution MaryRuth's Announces Voluntary Recall of Two Lots of Its Liquid Probiotic for Infants Because of the Potential for Contamination with Pseudomonas aeruginosa
MaryRuth’s, a leading omni-channel health and wellness brand that offers vitamins, minerals, and supplements for the entire family, today announced that, out of an abundance of caution, it is voluntarily recalling two lots of its liquid probiotic for infants (1oz) due to the possibility of contamination by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a microorganism found in the environment that, if ingested, can cause infection in immunocompromised individuals or, rarely, in very young infants. P. aeruginosa infections in immunocompromised infants are generally limited to hospital settings. In such settings, there is the chance that the infant’s immature gut will not be able to prevent P. aeruginosa from gaining access to the blood, and from there it can disseminate elsewhere in the body, resulting in the possibility of serious adverse health consequences.
This recall only affects two lots of the product, Lot #100420218 and Lot #100520218, UPC barcode number 856645008587. Lot numbers are located on the side of the bottle and on the bottom of the outer container in which the product is sold. No other lots or any other MaryRuth’s products are affected by this recall. This product is distributed nationwide through Target, Amazon, and direct sales from the company’s website.
Bobo’s of Boulder, Colorado is issuing a voluntary recall of Bobo’s 4-Pack Almond Butter Protein Bars because they may contain undeclared peanuts. 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 4-Pack Almond Butter Protein Bars were distributed through select Target stores nationwide.
The product can be identified by the 4-pack Multipack UPC:8-29262-00326-6, the individual bar UPC:8-29262-00201-6, the Master Case UPC:8-29262-00370-9, and lot code found on a stamp on the back of the bar: 1H18403L, Best By 5/15/2022. The bars are 2.2oz and were sold in a 4-pack.
Due to a consumer notification about an allergic reaction, the recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing peanuts was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts on the ingredient deck. This has been the only consumer notification to date.
Potandon Produce Voluntarily Recalls Select White and Yellow Whole Onions Because of Possible Health Risk
Potandon Produce L.L.C. of Idaho Falls, Idaho is voluntarily recalling onions supplied from Keeler Family Farms and sold as Green Giant Fresh whole yellow onions in 2 lb. bags, 3 lb. bags, and 5 lb. bags and whole white onions in 2 lb. bags. The affected onions were delivered directly to three UNFI retail distribution centers (DCs) in Fargo, North Dakota; Bismarck, North Dakota and Hopkins, Minnesota between July 15 and July 30, 2021. This recall does not affect any other Green Giant Fresh products or include any Green Giant canned or frozen vegetable products.
The recalled onions are being recalled 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.
Medical Device Recalls
Windstone Medical Packaging dba Aligned Medical Solutions Issues Nationwide Recall of Cardinal Health’s Monoject™ Flush Prefilled Saline Syringes in Kits Due to Plunger Defect
On August 19, 2021, Aligned Medical Solutions initiated a nationwide recall of Cardinal Health’s Monoject™ Flush Prefilled Saline Syringes placed into 9,378 kits. Including;
- 1 lot of AMS-9041CP Leaderflex Insertion Kit with Ultrasound
- 1 lot of AMS-9046CP-1 Insertion Tray-RX
- 45 lots of AMS8939A Universal Procedure Pack w/Split Drape
- 1 lot of AMS9957A Port Insertion Pack
- 3 lots of AMS12149 Procedure Pack
These convenience kits have been found to contain the Cardinal Health’s Monoject™ Flush Prefilled Saline Syringe part # 8881570121, which has been recalled for the potential for the plunger to draw back after the air has been expelled and reintroduced air back into the syringe. If a clinician is not aware of air being introduced into the syringe, the clinician could inadvertently push air into the vascular system creating the potential for an air embolism. Injection of air into the vascular system can cause air embolism which can result in serious adverse health consequences or death.