Recall Roundup: Seafood, Chicken, Sprouts, Pizza, Tylenol and More
Here is this week's roundup:
- Wayne Farms recalled about 53,210 pounds of frozen, breaded, fully cooked Italian-style chicken breast fillets because they contained egg that wasn't listed on the label, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. The fillets, packaged under Thumann's and Dutch Quality House brands as well as non-brand packages, were produced between Aug. 3, 2010 and Nov. 13, 2010. They were shipped for food service use nationwide and to distribution centers in New Jersey and Massachusetts. The problem was discovered March 29 during a label review and may have occurred because of a label change at the plant. The USDA lists the lot codes included in the recall. No one has been reported sick from eating the chicken.
- Frankly Fresh Inc. recalled 28 products -- its entire seafood line -- because it could be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The products were sold in supermarkets in California and Nevada. The FDA lists the UPC codes affected by the recall. The FDA said test samples showed the finished product may be contaminated. The company has stopped making and distributing the products as the investigation continues into the contamination source. Consumers can call the company at (800) 826-3322 weekdays between noon and 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
- A pizza spice blend prompted a recall of 131,000 pounds of Trader Joe's Pizza Al Pollo Asado because it has wheat in it that isn't listed on the label.
- Louie Foods International recalled all Louie's brand sprouts with a use-by date on or before April 14 because they may be contaminated with salmonella, FDA said. So far, no one has gotten sick from eating the sprouts, which were sold to distributors in the Central Valley and California coast. Included in the recall are alfalfa, clover, spicy and broccoli sprouts. The FDA lists the UPC codes included in the recall. Call the company at (559) 264-2745.
- Candy Dynamics recalled some of its super-sour Toxic Waste Short Circuits Bubble Gum because it could contain high levels of lead.
- Pfizer Inc. subsidiary Greenstone LLC recalled one lot of its Citalopram depression medicine and its prostate drug Finasteride because the wrong labels may have been put on the bottles.
- Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare recalled almost 800,000 bottles of Tylenol, Benadryl, Sudafed PE, and Sinutab products in two recalls linked to previous problems for the beleaguered over-the-counter drug manufacturer.
- The Toro Co. has recalled its Toro Z Master ZRT mowers because they may turn on when the driver leaves the seat.
- Thomas Produce recalled 320 boxes of jalapeno peppers because they may be contaminated with salmonella, the FDA said. The peppers were sold to distributors in Florida, New York, North Carolina, New Jersey, Minnesota and Pennsylvania between Feb. 15 and Feb. 18. So far no one has gotten sick from eating the peppers. The peppers were sold in cardboard bushel boxes that had the code number 1054811HJBT on the label. Call the company at (561) 482-1111 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
- The Smokehouse LLC recalled Portier Fine Foods Norwegian Smoked Salmon in 4-, 8- and 16-ounce packages with Batch Code 066 because it could be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, the FDA said. No one has reported getting sick from eating the salmon, sold on March 7 in stores in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The company and the FDA are investigating the cause of the contamination, found on test samples. Consumers should return the salmon to the store for a refund. Call the company at (914) 630-4788 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Meds IV recalled 26 IV compounded products as part of a continuing investigation into an outbreak of serratia marcescens -- a bloodstream infection -- at six Alabama hospitals, affecting 19 patients, the FDA said. The agency lists the recalled products, used at hospitals.
- Nutrition Express recalled six protein shake mixes because they contain whey protein that may be contaminated with salmonella, the FDA said. The mixes were sold at two health food stores in Los Angeles. The FDA lists the affected products.
- NAC Food Corp. recalled Mi Pepito Arnica Flower and Stem Arnica spices because of inaccurate use listed on the product label, the FDA said. Arnica is used as a homeopathy treatment but can be harmful if eaten in large quantities. The FDA said the label should have said "recommended for external use only" instead of what the label said: "Use to enhance the flavor of your favorite dish." The packages were sold in stores in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. The FDA lists the UPC codes affected by the recall.