RECALLS: List Includes Salad, Test Strips, Pet Food, Chocolate Popcorn, Water Heaters and More

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Dec 272018

Check out this rather large list of recent recalls to see if any of them affect you and your family. Better safe than sorry.

RECALL: Salads, Tested Positive for Listeria 

Nationwide Recall of Test Strips

Keep Your Food Safe, Don’t Wait for a Recall

Lawsuit Over Lead-contaminated Toys

RECALL: Pet Food

Turkey Products Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Reading Contamination 

RECALL: Chocolate Popcorn

Water Heaters and Boilers Recalled Due to Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

RECALL: Nut & Seed Butters, Potential Health Risk

FDA Warning: Cat Food Recall

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Jan 202015

omaspride_360Oma’s Pride, a Connecticut-based pet food manufacturer, is recalling Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

According to a press release issued by the FDA, Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal was distributed nationwide through retail stores, distributors, and directly to consumers.

Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal is sold frozen. It is packaged in clear 12 oz. (UPC: 8 79384 00017 9) and 2 lb. (UPC: 8 79384 00018 6) plastic packaging under the Oma’s Pride brand as a poultry blend with code #1524. It was manufactured on September 12, 2014 with a use by recommended date of September 12, 2015.

At the time of this article, no illnesses have been reported.

If you or your pet had contact with the recalled product, you are advised to watch for symptoms that may develop. Common symptoms associated with Salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain. If you, your pet, or a family member is experiencing these symptoms, you are urged to contact a medical professional.

The recall was as the result of a routine sampling program resulting in a positive test for Salmonella. Oma’s Pride has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Customers are advised to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Contact Oma’s Pride Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm, at 1-800-678-6627.

Source: FDA

Trader Joe’s Voluntarily Recalls Peanut Butter

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Sep 242012

This is the packaging to look for.

Out of the utmost caution and care for our customers, Trader Joe’s is voluntarily recalling its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter (sku 97111) because of potential contamination with Salmonella. Customers who have purchased this item are urged to not eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

At this time the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state health agencies are investigating whether there are direct links between this product and reported illnesses. Trader Joe’s is fully cooperating with these authorities because there is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our customers and crew, and the quality of our products.

In advance of this recall, Trader Joe’s removed the product from all store shelves.

The recalled Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter was distributed to Trader Joe’s stores nationwide. The product comes in a 16 ounce, plastic jar with an expiration date of stamped below the lid.

All code dates are included in this recall—up to and including 26JUL13 (July 26, 2013).

Production and distribution of the item has been suspended while the FDA and the Valencia Peanut Butter supplier continue their investigations.

Customers with questions may contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 [Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time].