Garden Fresh Foods Chicken, Ham Recall Further Expands [US]

USDA RecallUS/Washington: Garden Fresh Foods expands an existing recall to include approximately 103,080 additional pounds of ready-to-eat Chicken and Ham Products due to Listeria monocytogenes hazard. Earlier notifications recalled approximately 25,748 pounds of similar food products . USDA: http://ht.ly/qpWtJ 

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2013/recall-055-2013-expansion

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Foods (in alphabetical order) are subject to this recall with each bearing the establishment number “EST. 17256” or “Est. P-17256” inside the USDA mark of inspection:

  • Archer Farms Bacon Parmesan Dip, 11 ounces; product code: 69017; code date: 09/09/2013 to 09/17/2013
  • Archer Farms Rotisserie Chicken Breast Salad, 16 ounces; product code: 402108; code date: 09/05/2013 to 09/20/2013
  • Archer Farms Rotisserie Chicken Breast Salad, 6 ounces; product code: 002216; code date: 09/06/2013 to 09/20/2013
  • D’Amico & Sons Chicken & Dried Cherry Pasta Salad, 14 ounces; product code: 101216; code date: 09/12/2013 to 09/17/2013
  • D’Amico & Sons Chicken & Dried Cherry Pasta Salad, 6 ounces; product code: 101223; code date: 09/12/2013 to 09/17/2013
  • D’Amico & Sons Chicken Salad with Rosemary, 14 ounces; product code: 101254; code date: 09/12/2013 to 09/17/2013
  • D’Amico & Sons Chicken Salad with Rosemary, 6 ounces; product code: 101261; code date: 09/05/2013 to 09/26/2013
  • D’Amico & Sons Farfalle with Chicken, Bacon & Sun Dried Tomato, 14 ounces; product code: 100226; code date: 09/03/2013 to 09/25/2013
  • D’Amico & Sons Farfalle with Chicken, Bacon & Sun Dried Tomato, 6 ounces; product code: 100219; code date: 09/03/2013 to 09/25/2013
  • D’Amico & Sons Ranch Pasta Salad with Chicken, Spinach & Bacon, 14 ounces; product code: 100240; code date: 09/11/2013 to 09/18/2013
  • D’Amico & Sons Ranch Pasta Salad with Chicken, Spinach & Bacon, 6 ounces; product code: 100233; code date: 09/04/2013 to 09/18/2013
  • Garden-Fresh All White Meat Chicken Salad with Cranberries, 5 pounds; product code: 5114; code date: 9/3/2013 to 10/09/2013
  • Garden-Fresh Chicken Salad, 12 ounces; product code: 6164; code date: 9/11/2013 to10/09/2013
  • Garden-Fresh Chicken Salad, 5 pounds; product code: 5113; code date: 9/4/2013 to 9/26/2013
  • Garden-Fresh Chipotle Chicken Wrap Filling, 10 pounds; product code: 5319; code date: 9/17/2013
  • Garden-Fresh Creamy Ceasar Pasta with Breast of Chicken, 5 pounds; product code: 5133; code date: 09/13/2013 to 10/09/2013
  • Garden-Fresh Crunchy Poppy Seed Chicken Salad Kit, 5 pounds; product code: 5001; code date: 9/3/2013 to 10/09/2013
  • Garden-Fresh Greek Brand Pasta with Chicken, 5 pounds; product code: 5116; code date: 9/3/2013 to 10/09/2013
  • Garden-Fresh Ham Salad with Sweet Relish, 5 pounds; product code: 5121; code date: 9/3/2013 to 10/09/2013
  • Garden-Fresh Ham Salad, 12 ounces; product code: 6163; code date: 9/06/2013 to 10/04/2013
  • Garden-Fresh Premium Chicken Salad, 5 pounds; product code: 5167; code date: 09/06/2013 to 10/03-2013
  • Garden-Fresh Reduced Fat Chicken Salad, 5 pounds; product code: 5305; code date: 09/24/2013 to 10/09/2013
  • Garden-Fresh Sandwich Spread, 5 pounds; product code: 5190; code date: 09/12/2013 to10/03/2013
  • Grandpa’s Bacon Parmesan Dip, 5 pounds; product code: 5904; code date: 9/13/2013
  • Market Pantry All White Meat Chicken Salad, 12 ounces; product code: 24103; code date: 09/12/2013 to 09/23/2013

Please note: similar products have been previously recalled. To see these earlier recall, please search for “Garden Fresh”, “Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2570” or “Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2633” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

About Listeria Poisoning:
Listeria monocytogenes, the bacteria that cause Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning), most often produce a gastrointestinal illness that can be quite serious or even fatal. Listeriosis in pregnancy, for example, may cause a miscarriage or fetal death. In other cases, people can develop Septicemia (a serious blood infection) or Meningitis (an inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges).

If you suspect your food is contaminated, do not eat it. Contact the retailer for a refund or replacement. Wash your hands, contaminated preparation surfaces, cutlery and serving dishes thoroughly with hot soapy water and dry. Contact your MD immediately if you experience Listeriosis symptoms.

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

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USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-055-2013
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2681
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Aslan Chocolate Golbon Hazelnut Recall [Canada]

Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: ITFC Importers & Distributors recalls some Aslan Chocolate brand Golbon Hazelnuts due to undeclared gluten, a known allergen. CFIA: http://ht.ly/qpxlJ

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/36523r-eng.php

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

  • Aslan Chocolate Golbon Hazelnut, 297 gram package, Expiry Date: 24.12.2013; Lot Number 4313; UPC: 629045 161 066

About Gluten Allergies:
For some people, Gluten (and Gluten products) can be a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Because gluten is a protein in wheat-based products, the two terms are used interchangeably by many, although not technically correctly. Due to modern food manufacturing methods, products containing gluten may not “look” or “sound” as if they contain gluten and gluten ingredients may not be listed on the product label.

People with a gluten allergy should suspect all baked and processed breads as well as baked goods, mixes, powder and flour; beer (due to the absence of ingredient list in standardized beer, the presence of gluten does not have to be labeled in beers); cereal-based coffee substitutes such as chicory or barley; chicken and beef broth including cans and bouillon cubes); falafel balls; gluten; Host (i.e, Catholic communion wafers and altar bread); hydrolyzed plant protein; imitation bacon or bacon bits; pie fillings and puddings; prepared sauces (including chutney, soy and tamari sauce); and certain mixed seasonings.

In addition, if you see any of the following ingredients on your food, you should avoid them as they may trigger Anaphylactic Shock: Atta, Bulgur, Couscous, Durum, Einkorn, Emmer, Flour, Farina, Fu, Graham, high-gluten and high-protein flour, Kamut, Seitan, Semolina, Spelt (dinkel, farro).

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to gluten-based 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 Wheat and Gluten Allergies from Health Canada at http://ht.ly/pvwb7

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CFIA reference number: 8414
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2680
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Dymples Plush Blankie Toy Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: Big W recalls some Dymples Plush Blankie Toys due to choking hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/qnTdl

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1052415

Additional information:2779 - DymplesPlushBlankieToy
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Children’s Toys are subject to this recall:

  • Small Soft Plush Blankets with a Plush Animal Head in the middle (each design features a Monkey, Elephant or a Lion).

The product is made from a variety of plush materials with a plastic sheet in the middle allowing infants to touch and feel the item whilst the ‘crinkle’ action of the sheet makes a sound. All three designs (Monkey, Elephant and Lion) were sold under the same keycode of “8332039”.

According to the ACCC, with use, the stitching on the edge of the “blanket” section of the recalled Blankie Toy may become frayed and expose its polyester filling. In addition, the loops on the corners of the blanket may become loose and form small parts, thereby breaching Australia’s mandatory standard for toys for children up to and including 36 months of age, AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2002 (as amended by the regulation). If the stitching does become loose and/or the loops on the corners of the Blankie Toy do form small parts, it may pose a choking hazard if ingested by children.

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ACCC PRA number: 2013/13777
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2679
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