Consumer Ally Recall Roundup: Whole Foods, Honda Snowblowers, More
Here is this week's roundup of recalls:
- Whole Foods Market recalled 61 store brand baked goods and prepared foods products after a supplier was linked to 100 cases of food poisoning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.
- Pilgrim's Pride of Alabama recalled about 180,000 pounds of breaded chicken wings because they contained egg not listed on the product label, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Safety Inspection Service. The chicken wings, sold under the Pierce Chicken and Sweet Georgia brands, were produced on various dates between Jan. 1, 2010 and Oct. 6, 2010 and were distributed to food service centers nationwide for additional distributions to restaurants. The agency said there have been no reports of allergic reactions to eating the wings. The USDA lists Julian Codes affected by the recall.
- J&D Produce of Texas recalled 21 kinds of vegetables, herbs and fresh greens under the Little Bear brand from 16 states and Canada for possible salmonella contamination.
- About 18,500 Honda snowblowers were recalled because they could leak gas from the fuel tank, creating a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission said.
- Mexicantown Wholesale of Detroit recalled all lots of cuernos (croissants) made between June, 27, 2010 and Dec. 28, 2010 because they may contain milk, wheat and FD&C yellow dye that isn't listed on the label, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. So far, no allergic reactions have been reported. The rolls are sold in clear plastic bags of three or four and are marked as "Cuernos Plain (croissant)" with plain labeling or Mexicantown labeling and the UPC code 95640 00035. The rolls were distributed in retail stores throughout Michigan.
- Bach Cuc Beef Jerky Inc. of California recalled about 3,874 pounds of teriyaki beef jerky products because they contain wheat not listed on the label, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. The affected products are 8-ounce packages and 10-pound cases packed between January 2010 and Dec. 29, 2010. The products were distributed to retailers nationwide, but the agency has classified the health risk of eating these products as "low."
- The FDA said the company ev3 recalled certain lots of NanoCross .014 OTW PTA Dilation Catheters because there's a potential the catheter shaft may crack or break during use. The company has notified health care facilities about the recall and the FDA lists the lot numbers affected.
- American Regent is recalling certain lots of its single-dose, sodium bicarbonate injection because some vials contain particulates. The injections are used in the treatment of metabolic acidosis, which may occur in severe renal disease, uncontrolled diabetes and other ailments, the FDA said. The agency lists lots affected.
- First Class Foods Inc. of California recalled about 34,373 pounds of organic beef products under the Nature's Harvest brand name that may be contaminated with e. coli, according to the USDA. The recall involves two production dates of 16-ounce packages of ground beef and 16-ounce packages of beef patties that were sold at stores in New York, New Jersey, California, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Washington. A list of retailers was not available. The USDA said a company sampling showed positive for e. coli, which can cause diarrhea, dehydration and kidney failure in severe cases. So far, there have been no reports of consumers sickened from eating the beef. The beef was packed on Dec. 7 and Dec. 16. Each package label has "EST. 18895" and the pack date of 10341 and 10350 Julian date. The USDA lists the products.