Flames Foods Frozen Meal Recall [UK]

UK FlagUK/London: Logo - UK Food Standards AgencyFlames Foods recalls certain batch/lots of numerous Frozen Foods and Meals due to suspected mislabeling and consequential risk of undeclared or improperly declared Almond Nuts, Egg, Gluten, Milk, Mustard, Nuts, Sesame, Soya, Sulphites/Sulfites and Wheat, all known allergens, sources of dietary intolerance and possible triggers of Anaphylaxis, a serious and potential fatal situation, requiring immediate medical intervention.

FSA: http://ht.ly/dxac30pdGZj

Direct link: https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/alert/fsa-aa-67-2019

Additional information:
The UK Food Standards Agency (“FSA”) reports the following Flames Foods branded Frozen Foods and Meals are subject to recall:

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Veggie Evolution Kale Crisps Zen Nori Recall [US]

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US/Silver Spring: Veggie Evolution Kale Crisps Zen Nori Recall [US]It Takes A Village Foods LLC doing business as Veggie Evolution recalls certain Veggie Evolution Kale Crisps Zen Nori due to undeclared soy, a known allergen, source of dietary intolerance and possible trigger of Anaphylaxis, a serious and potential fatal situation, requiring immediate medical intervention. FDA: http://ht.ly/PLQwq

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm455315.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Kale Crisps are subject to this recall:

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Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burger Recall [US]

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US/Silver Spring: Dr. Praeger's Veggie Burger Recall [US]Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods recalls approximately 950 retail cases of the Gluten Free California Veggie Burgers due to undeclared soy, a known allergen, source of dietary intolerance and possible trigger of Anaphylaxis, a serious and potential fatal situation, requiring immediate medical intervention. FDA: Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burger Recall [US]

Direct link: Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burger Recall [US]

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Foods are subject to this recall:

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La Orocovena Pound Cake de Queso Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Silver Spring: La Orocovena Biscuit Pound Cake de Queso Recall [US]La Orocovena Biscuit recalls some Pound Cake de Queso due to undeclared milk, soy and wheat, all known allergens and/or sources of dietary intolerance. FDA: http://ht.ly/B9S17

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm412685.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Pound Cakes are subject to this recall:

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George’s Chicken Breast Strip Recall [US]

USDA RecallUS/Washington: George’s recalls approximately 29,200 pounds of Seasoned Raw, Chicken Breast Strips due to undeclared soy, a known allergen. USDA: http://ht.ly/uoZMd

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-018-2014-release

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Pork Stew and Chicken Stew Recall [US]

United States FlagUS/Washington: Acadian Fine Foods recalls approximately 17,037 pounds of Pork Stew and Chicken Stew Products due to misbranding and undeclared soy and whey, both known allergens. USDA: http://ht.ly/l1XIb

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_034_2013_Release/index.asp

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

  • Savoie’s Cajun Singles Louisiana Pork Stew, 12-ounce single-serve bowls, bearing the establishment number “Est. 13587” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on various dates from May 24, 2012 through March 21, 2013. The product packages bear “Use By” dates from May 24, 2013 through March 21, 2014.
  • Savoie’s Cajun Singles Louisiana Chicken Stew, 12-oz. single-serve bowls, bearing the establishment number “P-13587” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on various dates from June 6, 2012 through Feb. 25, 2013. The product packages bear “Use By” dates from June 6, 2013 through Feb. 25, 2014.

About Milk and Soy Allergies:
For some people, milk (and milk products) and soy (and soy products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Due to modern food manufacturing methods, milk products may not “look” or “sound” as if they are derived from milk. Some examples of foods with milk proteins include artificial butter or cheese flavor; casein or caseinates; curds; ghee; hydrolysates; lactalbumin and lactalbumin phosphate; lactose, lactoglobulin, lactoferrin and lactulose; and finally, rennet (originally, ground calves’ stomach but more often now, by-products of genetically engineered bacteria, mold or yeast).

Similarly, many foods have soy-based ingredients including edamame (soybeans in pods), hydrolyzed soy protein, miso, soy protein isolate, soy sauce, tamari, tempeh, teriyaki sauce, textured vegetable protein (“TVP”) and tofu. In addition, lax labeling laws in many countries allow manufacturers to use (but not declare) small amounts of soy in “artificial flavoring”, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, vegetable broth and others. Although levels of these allergens are comparatively small, they may cause dangerous allergic reactions, including Anaphylactic Shock.

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to milk, nut, soy and/or wheat 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.

USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-034-2013
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Whole Foods Curried Salad Recall [US]

United StatesUS/Cambridge: Whole Foods Market recalls some Bulk Curried Chicken Salad and Bulk Vegan Curried Chick’n Salad due to undeclared egg and soy, both known allergens. FDA: http://ht.ly/kU4l7

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm351564.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports that in some Whole Foods Market stores these recalled Salads may have been sold with reversed identification labels. Due to the label mix-up, applicable allergens were not declared: the Vegan Chick’n Salad contains Soy (but is labeled as Curried Chicken Salad containing Egg) while the Curried Chicken Salad contains Egg (but is labelled as Vegan Chick’n Salad containing Soy).

According to the FDA, the Curried Chicken Salad and the Vegan Curried Chick’n Salad were sold between 5/7/13 and 5/8/13 in the cold salad bar section of the following 15 Whole Foods Market store locations:

  1. Darien, Connecticut
  2. Fairfield, Connecticut
  3. West Hartford, Connecticut
  4. Portland, Maine
  5. Framingham, Massachusetts
  6. Fresh Pond in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  7. Milburn-Union, New Jersey
  8. Montclair, New Jersey
  9. Rose City-Madison, New Jersey
  10. West Orange, New Jersey
  11. Jericho, New York
  12. Lake Grove, New York
  13. Manhasset, New York
  14. Columbus Circle in New York City
  15. Upper West Side in New York City

About Egg and Soy Allergies:
Foods made from egg and soy ingredients may not necessarily sound as if they are derived from either of 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.

Similarly, many foods have soy-based ingredients including edamame (soybeans in pods), hydrolyzed soy protein, miso, soy protein isolate, soy sauce, tamari, tempeh, teriyaki sauce, textured vegetable protein (“TVP”) and tofu. In addition, lax labeling laws in many countries allow manufacturers to use (but not declare) small amounts of soy in “artificial flavoring”, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, vegetable broth and others. Although levels of these allergens are comparatively small, they may cause dangerous allergic reactions, including Anaphylactic Shock. It is not uncommon to react to more than one allergen at once.

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to egg or soy 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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