Food Safety News

June 24, 2017
More than 30 tons of Sam’s Choice ravioli recalled nationwide
Sam’s Choice brand beef ravioli distributed to Walmart stores nationwide is under recall because it may contain milk, which is a known allergen and is not declared on the product’s label as required by federal law. Cincinnati-based Wornick Co. posted the recall of more than 61,500 pounds of the ravioli with the U.S. Department of... Continue Reading
June 23, 2017
Food safety universe dimmer with the loss of two bright stars
Editor’s note: This column by Ben Chapman was originally posted on BarfBlog.com and is reposted here with permission. I never met Dave Theno. I saw him speak a few times at IAFP (International Association for Food Protection), and other places; he had a fantastic story to tell. He had the experience of cleaning up after... Continue Reading
June 23, 2017
County won’t name food vendor behind Rifle Rodeo outbreak
Health officials say they’re sure food from a specific vendor at the Rifle Rodeo in Garfield County, CO, caused an outbreak that sickened 40 percent of attendees, but they won’t name the rodeo organizer or the food vendor — neither of whom obtained required permits and neither of whom will be fined. About 80 of... Continue Reading
June 23, 2017
More independence for the European Food Safety Authority
Ever since the European Food Safety Authority was founded 15 years ago, it has claimed to operate independently of its European Union funding sources, including the legislative and executive institutions of the Commission, Council, Parliament and EU Member States. The Authority is an agency of the EU, but one that is housed in Parma, Italy, not Brussels,... Continue Reading

Recalls

June 23, 2017
The Wornick Company Recalls Beef Ravioli Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
The Wornick Company, a Cincinnati, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 61,538 pounds of beef ravioli products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product may contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
June 21, 2017
H-E-B Issues Recall for Undeclared Allergen. H-E-B Creamy Creations Cherry Vanilla Light Churn Style Ice Cream Being Recalled From Five Stores For Undeclared Allergen
H-E-B, committed to the quality of its products, is issuing a recall for H-E-B Creamy Creations Cherry Vanilla Light Churn Style Half-Gallon Ice Cream from five potentially impacted stores because it may contain an undeclared nut allergen. There have been no reported illnesses related to this recall.
June 20, 2017
JFC International Inc. Issues Missing English Label and Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat, Soybean, and Fish (Bonito) in Futaba Sesame Hijiki Rice Seasoning
JFC International Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling a rice seasoning product because it was found to be missing the English Product Label for sale in the United States. In addition, due to the missing English label, the product has undeclared Wheat, Soybean, and Fish (Bonito) allergens. People who have allergies to wheat, soybeans, or fish (bonito) run the risk of a serious life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
June 20, 2017
United Natural Trading LLC Announces Voluntary Recall of Products Containing Organic and Natural Chopped Dates Due to Possible Health Risk
United Natural Trading LLC, Edison, NJ, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of products containing Organic and Natural dates (see below) and sold under the Nature’s Promise, Woodstock, Market Basket, and Wholesome Pantry brands due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune symptoms.