In the last seven days, both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have reported the recall of various food products. The causes range from undeclared allergens, to possible contamination with Listeria and E. coli.
Among the withdrawals there are chocolates, beef sticks, salads, ground beef, as well as chicken pizza. People who have any of these products in the refrigerator or freezer are instructed not to consume them. Products subject to recall must be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.
1. Beef sticks
Abbyland Foods is recalling approximately 14,976 pounds of smoked beef sticks from the Iowa Smokehouse because the product contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.
The meat sticks were produced between November 15 and 17, 2021. They bear the establishment number 1633B on the package below the expiration date. Suggested sale dates are before 11/15/2022 and 11/17/2022. These items were shipped to retail stores across the country.
2. Mini Delizza cream puffs and Taste of Inspirations
Due to the possible presence of small metallic fragments, Poppies International is expanding its recall of mini cream puffs, in addition to Delizza products, it is also recalling the Taste of Inspirations brand.
The product included in the recall was available for sale from December 16 to December 23, 2021, with a best before date before 06/08/23. They were manufactured from December 7 to 10, 2021; UPC: 7 25439 99597 9; and batch number: L2I5021.
Delizza product lot codes are: L1J5021, L1K5021, L2N5021, L2O5021, L32E5021 and L32F5021.
3. Dole Salads
Dole Fresh Vegetables has recalled all Dole brand and private label packaged salads processed at its Springfield, Ohio and Soledad, California facilities that contain iceberg lettuce, due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.
The full list of Dole products subject to recall can be found here.
Products subject to the Springfield voluntary recall are identified by a code of batch that begins with the letter “W” and a suggested consumption date between December 22, 2021 and January 9, 2022.
Products subject to Soledad’s voluntary recall are identified with a lot code beginning with the letter “B” and a suggested use-by date between December 23, 2021 and January 8, 2022. Product lot codes are located in the upper right corner.
4. Ground beef
Interstate Meat recalled approximately 28,356 pounds of ground beef products after E. coli was found in one of the packages. Kroger brand ground beef was included in the recall sold at Fred Meyer and QFC supermarkets, as well as other brands for sale at Walmart, Albertsons and WinCo.
Ground beef products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 965” inside the USDA mark of inspection or printed next to the best before or freeze date of 11/1/2022. The articles were produced on December 20, 2021.
These items were shipped to retail stores in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
5. Kettle River Chicken Alfredo Pizza
Kettle River Products recalled approximately 1,464 pounds of Frozen Chicken Alfredo Pizza because the product contains wheat, a known allergen that is not declared on the label. These items were shipped to retail stores and restaurants in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
25-ounce 12-inch pizzas have the lot codes 21343, 21349, 21362 or 22011 stamped on the bottom of the product packaging. The articles were produced on various dates between December 9, 2021 and January 3, 2022. They bear the establishment number “P-04203” within the USDA mark of inspection.
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