Monday, February 25, 2013
Bags of flour are being recalled because they may contain small blue polyurethane balls.
Check your kitchen if you buy King Arthur flour. The company is recalling certain 5 pound bags due to the possible presence of small (7-9 mm) blue polyurethane balls, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports. The balls are used during the sifting process. The balls are made from food-grade material, measure about half the diameter of a dime and are easily seen due to their blue color, according to King Arthur Flour. The recalled flour is: and Recalled products can be returned for a full refund. For more information on the recall, call the King Arthur Flour Consumer Hotline at (866) 797-9178, Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Eight different types of bread are being recalled due to a faulty screen.
The Bimbo Bakeries companies are voluntarily recalling select bread products due to the possible presence of flexible wire in the bread caused by a faulty screen at a third party flour mill, according to a release from the company. Multiple products with "Best By" dates prior to and including Feb. 20 are being recalled in Pennsylvania, including the following: According to the release, consumers who have purchased the recalled product can return the product to its place of purchase for a full refund. For questions and concerns, call 1-800-984-0989 at any time 24 hours a day.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Organic baby spinach being recalled may be contaminated with Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli.
Taylor Farms Retail is voluntarily recalling select Organic Baby Spinach products with the potential to be contaminated with Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli, or EHEC, according to a news release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. EHEC is a strain of E. coli. Symptoms of the diseases caused by EHEC include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that may in some cases progress to bloody diarrhea. Fever and vomiting may also occur. Multiple products are being recalled, but the only one sold in Pennsylvania and included in the recall is Taylor Farms Organ Baby Spinach 16 oz. trays. The UPC Number is 0-30223-04780-3 and the Best By date is 2/24/2013. The FDA reports that no other product codes or code dates are affected by the recall. What …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Three consumers reported finding glass in their ravioli.
The following information is provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Nestlé Prepared Foods Company today announced the voluntary recall of two production codes of LEAN CUISINE® Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli, UPC 13800-58358. The production codes are 2311587812 and 2312587812; the “best before date” appears as DEC 2013. The voluntary recall is limited to these two days of production, which were distributed nationwide. No other production dates, sizes or varieties of LEAN CUISINE products are affected by this recall. The reason for the recall is that the meal may contain fragments of glass. Nestlé is taking this action after three consumers reported they had found small fragments of glass in the ravioli portion of…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Find out why Annie's in recalling all varieties of its frozen pizzas.
Frozen pizzas are being recalled because they may include pieces of metal mesh. The following is the press release issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the recall: Annie's Inc. (NYSE:BNNY) has initiated a voluntary recall of Annie's Homegrown Frozen Pizza due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh caused by a faulty screen at a third-party flour mill. Affected products are distributed at grocery, mass and natural food stores throughout the United States. All varieties of Annie’s RISING CRUST FROZEN PIZZA with a best by date including and between 09Jan13 and 14Sep13 (January 9, 2013 and September 14, 2013) are affected. Recalled varieties are: The company announced the recall after learning a fine metal …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
LG and Kenmore Elite top loading washing machines are being recalled for posing a risk of major injury.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
LG is recalling approximately 457,000 of its top loading washing machines due to risk of major injury. According to the recall notice, an unbalanced load can cause the washing machine to shake excessively and the drum to come loose during use; posing a risk to consumers and a risk to property damage in the surrounding area. There have been at least 343 reports of machines vibrating excessively, of which 187 have involved minor property damage. The recall includes three LG and three Kenmore Elite brand, top-loading washing machines manufactured between February 2010 and November 2011 and come in beige, white and graphite steel colors. The LG models were sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Kmart, Sears and local retailers nationwide. The Kenmore …
Monday, December 17, 2012
High-Powered Magnet Toys sold by DynoCube are being recalled.
Monday, December 17, 2012
High-powered magnet desk toys, sold by DynoCube and sold exclusively online at Amazon.com are being recalled for an ingestion hazard. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall, "When two or more magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside a child's intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects." While there have been no reported incidents in connection with the DynoCube magnets, there have been 80 reports of incidents involving ingestion with other high powered magnets, including 79 that required seeking medical intervention. The product was sold between July 2011 and August 2012 on …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The FDA is recalling dog treats sold at PetSmart because of a mold risk.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall for dog treats sold at PetSmart stores in Pennsylvania and 35 other states. The recall applies to 7.5 oz. bags of DogCandy® Holiday Hound Cake and Blueberry Hound Cake because the cakes have the potential to become moldy. The FDA reports that the recall applies to a single production run and packed in a 7.5 ounce paw print bag marked with a best by date of 08-2015. The “best by” date can be found on the ingredient label on the back of the package just above the UPC bar code. Mold was found on several cakes after they were delivered to the stores. Under investigation the company discovered that the cakes contained higher moisture content due to the product being packaged while …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Harbor Freight is recalling cordless drills for fire and burn hazard.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Harbor Freight Tools is recalling cordless drills sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide for fire and burn hazards. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall, the black trigger switch on the 19.2 volt cordless drill can overheat and pose a fire and burn hazard to consumers. There has been one report of the drill overheating and burning through the handle of the unit. The drills were sold between April 2008 and May 2012. Consumers should stop using the drills immediately and remove the rechargeable battery and contact Harbor Freight Tools to receive a free replacement. Consumers with questions can contact Harbor Freight Tools at 800-444-3353 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, online at www.…
Monday, December 3, 2012
The product sold in local Trader Joe's stores is considered ready-to-eat and subject to pathogen testing since the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has zero-tolerance for pathogens.
Additional information provided by The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service is recalling 240 cartons of Trader' Joe's Frozen Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice. The Media, Wayne and Ardmore Trader Joe's stores confirmed the product was sold in their stores. Store representatives say that consumers are welcome to return the product to be disposed of properly. The product being recalled is considered ready-to-eat and subject to pathogen testing since FSIS has zero-tolerance for pathogens in RTE foods at time of production, even if that food requires heating for proper serving. The recall includes 12.5 oz boxes of "Trader Joe's Butter …