Organic Antioxidant Berry Blend Recall [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Townsend Farms recalls some frozen Organic Antioxidant Fruit Berry Blend due to Hepatitis A Virus hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/lIlfT

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm355166.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the recalled Organic Antioxidant Fruit Blend was sold at Costco Warehouse Stores under the product name Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend in 3 pound bags and a UPC 0 78414 404448. The recalled codes are located on the back of the package with the words “Best By”: followed by the code “T012415” sequentially through “T053115”, followed by a letter. All of these letter designations are included in this recall for the lot codes listed above.

The Organic Antioxidant Berry Blend was also sold at Harris Teeter stores from April 19 until May 7, 2013, under the product name Harris Teeter Organic Antioxidant Berry Blend in 10 ounce bags and a UPC 0 72036 70463 4. The correct “Lot” and “Best By” codes are as follows: Lot Codes T041613E, T0401613C and a “Best By” code of 101614.

About Hepatitis A:
Hepatitis A is a serious contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis A virus (“HAV”). Disease symptoms can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. All HAV infections require medical attention and possible in-patient hospital treatment. Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter — even in microscopic amounts — from contact with objects, food or drinks contaminated by the feces (or stool) of an infected person.

Symptoms of Hepatitis A typically manifest themselves within 15 to 50 days of exposure and can include fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice (yellowing of some body tissues including the “whites” of the eyes), abnormal liver tests, dark urine and pale stool.

Hepatitis A is a human-based disease and typically occurs when an infected food handler prepares food without appropriate hygiene. In rare cases, particularly in patients with pre-existing severe illnesses or compromised immune systems, HAV infection can progress to full-blown liver failure and death. Persons with underlying liver conditions should be vaccinated as soon as possible by an MD or other health care professional and appropriate symptom relief and other treatment modalities applied.

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2075
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HD Shipping Canada Turbot Fish Recall [Canada]

Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: HD Shipping Canada recalls some Turbot Fish due to undeclared fluoroquinolones, broad-spectrum antibiotics. CFIA: http://ht.ly/lI8ll

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/33895r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Foods are subject to this recall:

  • Turbot Fish (Psetta maxima), 750 g

CFIA ref number: 8054
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2074
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Tunnel Farm, Lucky Snack Recall [Canada]

Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: J. L. Trading Co. recalls some Tunnel Farm, Lucky Snacks due to undeclared sulphites, a known allergen. CFIA: http://ht.ly/lI0VM

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/33891r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Foods are subject to this recall:

  • Lucky Sweet Potato Slices, 170 grams; all packages where sulphites are not declared in the ingredient listing on the label; UPC: 6 932692 209116
  • Tunnel Farm Rock Candy Waxberry, 118 grams; all packages where sulphites are not declared in the ingredient listing on the label; UPC: 6 920404 379011
  • Tunnel Farm Coreless Olive, 145 grams; all packages where sulphites are not declared in the ingredient listing on the label. UPC: 6 920404 379516

About Sulphite/Sulfite Allergies:
For some people, sulphites are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions requiring immediate medical intervention and treatment. In addition, those with Asthma or other respiratory problems may require immediate attention for serious and life-threatening breathing difficulties.

If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock, call-9-1-1 or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical center. If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q. Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.

You can learn more about Sulphites Allergies by visiting Health Canada at http://ht.ly/kIgrU.

CFIA ref number: 8033
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2073
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Vocci Italian Lasagna Product [US]

USDA RecallUS/Washington: Vocci Italian Food Products recalls approximately 2,025 pounds of Lasagna Products due to undeclared egg ingredients, a known allergen. USDA: http://ht.ly/lHN3B

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_037_2013_Release/index.asp

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following products are subject to recall:

  • five (5) pound steamer tin pans of “Vocci Italian Foods Beef Lasagna” bearing the establishment number “EST. 5789” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label; and
  • twenty (20) pound cases containing four, five (5) pound steamer tin pans of “Vocci Italian Foods Beef Lasagna” bearing the establishment number “EST. 5789” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label.

According to the USDA, the recalled products were produced on various dates between November 16, 2012 and May 8, 2013 and were sold to foodservice institutions in the Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO metropolitan area. The product is intended for use in restaurants or institutional food operations; it is not sold in retail grocery stores.

About Egg Allergies:
For some people, foods made from egg (or egg ingredients) may not necessarily sound as if they are derived from these products. Examples of foods with hidden egg include ingredients such as “albumin”, “binder”, “emulsifier” or “lecithin”. These components (and many more) are likely derived from egg protein and thus can cause serious allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to egg ingredients within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death. If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock, call-9-1-1 or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical center.

If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q. Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.

You can learn more about food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm.

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USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-037-2013
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2072
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NHTSA June Vehicle Recalls – 5 MTD [US]

FlagUSUS/Washington: As of Tuesday, June 4, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted five (5) vehicle or tire recalls so far this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb

Direct link: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchCurrentMonthRecall

Additional information:
Recently added recalls include products from the following manufacturers:

  • Fleetwood RV – Loose Solar Panel: Potential Number of Units Affected: 184
  • Fleetwood RV – Tire Failure: Potential Number of Units Affected: 113
  • Ford Motor Company – Fuel System, Gasoline: Potential Number of Units Affected: 390,783
  • General Motors LLC – Fuel System: Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,791
  • Triumph Motorcycles America – Steering, Vehicle Speed Control: Potential Number of Units Affected: 652

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2071
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Hammary Dining Chair Recall [US]

US CPSC RecallUS/Washington: Hammary Furniture recalls some Abaca and Wood Dining Side Chairs due to fall hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/lGOSy

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Alerts/2013/Hammary-Furniture-Recalls-Dining-Side-Chairs/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the recalled Dining Side Chairs have a square seat and back, dark wood frame with a brown woven abaca back and an upholstered white seat. The chairs were sold with a table as casual dining chairs. Item number 090-418 and the phrase “Hammary Furniture” are printed on a label underneath the seat.

Hammary Dining ChairAccording to the CPSC, the connections between the legs and frame of the recalled Dining Chairs can flex, posing a fall hazard to the user. At press time, Hammary Furniture had received two reports of the legs on the chairs flexing. No reports of falls or injuries had been received

CPSC recall number: 13-735
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2070
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Nap Nanny Chill Infant Recliner Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: Fishpond recalls some Nap Nanny Chill Infant Recliners due to entrapment, fall, injury, strangulation and death hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/lG6PZ

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1048372

Additional information:
Nap Nanny Infant ReclinerThe Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the Nap Nanny Infant Recliners are being recalled because these Baby Recliners contain defects in the design, warning and instructions. Since 2010, there have been five (5) deaths and over seventy (70) reports of children injured by the product.

According to the ACCC, the following Baby Products are subject to this recall:

  • Nap Nanny Chill Portable Recliner – Minky Blue
  • Nap Nanny Chill Portable Recliner – Minky Pink
  • Nap Nanny Chill Portable Recliner – Minky Sage

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ACCC PRA number: 2013/13600
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2069
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