Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services HEALTH AND SAFETY http://health.mo.gov/information/news/rss.xml Official news releases issued by the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services. en-us <![CDATA[ Whole Foods Market Recalls Made-In-Store Items Prepared With Stone Fruit Recalled by Wawona Packing Co. Due to Possible Health Risk]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of made-in-store items prepared with organic and conventional stone fruit, including peaches, nectarines, and plums from Wawona Packing Co. because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Made-in-store items that contained one or more fruits subject to the Wawona Packing Co. recall were sold between June 1st and July 21st. Not all items or all products were sold in all store locations. Affected made-in-store items such as cakes, tarts, salsas, and prepared salads were sold in Whole Foods Market stores using Whole Foods Market scale labels in all states where Whole Foods Market stores are located except Florida, Washington and Oregon.

For a list of made-in-store items that have been affected by state, this web page.

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm406461.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:16:18 CST
<![CDATA[ Earth Circle Organics Recalls Organic Carob Powder for Possible Salmonella Contamination]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Organic Carob Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination.

Products were sold to distributors and retail outlets in North America.

Product SKU

Lot #

UPC Code

Exp Date

CRBP16ow

3642; 3404; 3221; 3267

894932002283

6/5/2015

CRBP5lb

3405; 3262

894932002733

6/5/2015

CBP20lb

3487; 3387; 3292

813313011485

6/5/2015

CRBP55lb

201901; 196201; 194801; 188901; 0786

894932002740

6/5/2015

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm406458.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:00:40 CST
<![CDATA[ Wisconsin Firm Recalls Sausage Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of smoked sausage due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product was formulated with an ingredient containing hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

 The product subject to recall is: [View Label]

  • Cases of "Smoked Sausage Rope" in 10-lb. cases containing two 5-lb packages with case code SKU 46218 

The product, which bears the establishment number "Est. 2435" inside the USDA mark of inspection, was produced from January 1, 2014 through June 6, 2014 and was sent to distribution centers for further shipment to institutional users across the United States. The product is not available in grocery stores or sold directly to consumers. 

The full recall can be found at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-047-2014-release.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:00:07 CST
<![CDATA[ Wawona Packing Co. Recalls Fresh, Whole Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, and Pluots]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12, 2014 due to Listeria monocytogenes.

View the product list at http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Safety/Recalls/UCM405955.pdf.

View the product labels at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm405945.htm.

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm405943.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:26:35 CST
<![CDATA[ California Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Possible Salmonella Heidelberg Contamination]]>EDITOR'S NOTE: This release was updated July 12 to further clarify and correct "Use or Freeze by" and "Best by" date ranges, as well as to provide an updated product list. The product list remains the same and the recall is not expanded.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of chicken products that may be contaminated with a particular strain of Salmonella Heidelbergy. The recalled product includes fresh and frozen chicken products sold by retailers under Foster Farms or private label brand names, with varying "use or freeze by"dates ranging from March 16 through March 31, 2014 and Aug. 29, 2015 through Sept. 2, 2015, and frozen Sunland Chicken products with "best by" dates from March 7 through March 11, 2015 and Aug. 29, 2015 through Sept. 2, 2015. Consumers will only be able to locate such dates on fresh product retail packaging. [Other dates can be found on bulk master cases of products.] The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "P6137," P6137A" or "P7632" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The chicken products were produced from March 7 through March 13, 2014. These products were shipped to Costco, Foodmaxx, Kroger, Safeway and other retail stores and distribution centers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah and Washington. The list of products subject to recall can be accessed here.

The original recall can be found at http://health.mo.gov/information/news/2014/chicken71414.

The full recall can be found at www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-044-2014-release.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:23:44 CST
<![CDATA[ Mars Food North America Recalls UNCLE BEN'S® Products]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of two Lot Codes of UNCLE BEN'S® READY RICE® Garden Vegetable with Peas, Carrots & Corn pouch product. Some pouches in these lot codes were filled with a different product that contains barley, a non-wheat source of gluten, which is not declared on the product packaging.

PRODUCT

LOT CODE

ITEM NO.

UNCLE BEN'S® READY RICE® Garden Vegetable with Peas, Carrots & Corn pouch

422GBBFP1[L or R] 423AABFP1[L or R]

U03234

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm405615.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:59:55 CST
<![CDATA[ Updated: Nationwide Recall of Tattoo Ink, Tattoo Needles, Tattoo Kits Due to Microbial Contamination]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of all tattoo inks, tattoo needles, and tattoo kits distributed by White & Blue Lion due to pathogenic bacterial contamination. As of an extra precaution, the company is also recalling all tubes and ink cups.

Use of these products may cause bacterial infection and can lead to sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection.

The original recall dated July 11, 2014 can be found at http://health.mo.gov/information/news/2014/tattooink71414.

The recall includes all tattoo ink, tattoo needles, tubes, ink cups and kits distributed by White & Blue Lion including the ones specifically listed below:

Tattoo Inks
sold in kits and separately)

Brand

Code

Size

All Colors

Multi colored Chinese Dragon Image with black and white lettering

Lot No. OR20036
Batch #8
Best if used by 16/12/16

5 ml bottle

Tattoo Needles (included in kits)

Brand

Codes

Lot No

Expiration

Individually packaged in groups of 5

None - labeled as "CE0197 Pre-made tattoo needle"
"sterilized by E.O. Gas"

Art No. 1203RL, 1205M, 1205RL, 1205RS, 1209RL, 1207RL, 1207M, 1207RS, 1209M, 1209RS

201308, 201307, 201312, 201402, 201311, 201310

JUN2018

The inks and needles are sold in tattoo kits and the inks are also sold separately by 8Decades and White & Blue Lion, Inc through www.amazon.com and www.ebay.com.

FDA Laboratory testing has found microbial bacterial contamination in both the inks and needles.

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm405474.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:32:14 CST
<![CDATA[ California Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Possible Salmonella Heidelberg Contamination]]>EDITOR'S NOTE: This release was updated July 12 to further clarify and correct "Use or Freeze by" and "Best by" date ranges, as well as to provide an updated product list. The product list remains the same and the recall is not expanded.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Foster Farms chicken products that may be contaminated with a particular strain of Salmonella Heidelberg.

The recalled product includes fresh and frozen chicken products sold by retailers under Foster Farms or private label brand names, with varying "use or freeze by" dates ranging from March 16 through March 31, 2014 and Aug. 29, 2015 through Sept. 2, 2015, and frozen Sunland Chicken products with "best by" dates from March 7 through March 11, 2015 and Aug. 29, 2015 through Sept. 2, 2015.

Consumers will only be able to locate such dates on fresh product retail packaging. [Other dates can be found on bulk master cases of products.] The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "P6137," P6137A" or "P7632" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The chicken products were produced from March 7 through March 13, 2014. These products were shipped to Costco, Foodmaxx, Kroger, Safeway and other retail stores and distribution centers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

The full recall can be found at www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-044-2014-release.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:27:45 CST
<![CDATA[ Nationwide Recall of Tattoo Ink, Tattoo Needles, Tattoo kits Due to Microbial Contamination]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of all tattoo inks, tattoo needles, and tattoo kits distributed by White & Blue Lion due to pathogenic bacterial contamination.

Use of these products may cause bacterial infection and can lead to sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection.

The recall includes:

Tattoo Inks
sold in kits and separately)

Brand

Code

Size

All Colors

Multi colored Chinese Dragon Image with black and white lettering

Lot No. OR20036
Batch #8
Best if used by 16/12/16

5 ml bottle

Tattoo Needles (included in kits)

Brand

Codes

Lot No

Expiration

Individually packaged in groups of 5

None - labeled as "CE0197 Pre-made tattoo needle"
"sterilized by E.O. Gas"

Art No. 1203RL, 1205M, 1205RL, 1205RS, 1209RL, 1207RL, 1207M, 1207RS, 1209M, 1209RS

201308, 201307, 201312, 201402, 201311, 201310

JUN2018

The inks and needles are sold in tattoo kits and the inks are also sold separately by 8Decades and White & Blue Lion, Inc. through www.amazon.com.

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm404787.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:18:30 CST
<![CDATA[ California Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Possible Salmonella Heidelberg Contamination]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall for Foster Farms, a Livingston, Calif., based establishment. On Friday, July 4, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Safety Inspection Service announced that an undetermined amount of chicken products that may be contaminated with a particular strain of Salmonella Heidelberg were being recalled.

The recalled product includes fresh chicken products sold by retailers under Foster Farms or private label brand names, with varying "use or freeze by" dates ranging from March 16 through March 31, 2014, and frozen Sunland Chicken products with "best by" dates from March 7 through March 11, 2015. The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "P6137," P6137A" or "P7632" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The chicken products were produced from March 7 through March 13, 2014. These products were shipped to Costco, Foodmaxx, Kroger, Safeway and other retail stores and distribution centers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah and Washington. The list of products subject to recall can be accessed here.

FSIS and the company want the public to be aware that the products are most likely no longer available for purchase, but may be in consumers' freezers. FSIS was notified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of a Salmonella Heidelberg illness on June 23, 2014, associated with the consumption of a boneless skinless chicken breast product. Working in conjunction with CDC, FSIS determined that there is a link between boneless skinless chicken breast products from Foster Farms and this illness. Based on FSIS' epidemiological and traceback investigations, one case-patient has been identified in California with an illness onset date of May 5, 2014. This illness is part of an ongoing outbreak being monitored and investigated by FSIS and CDC. Until this point, there had been no direct evidence that linked the illnesses associated with this outbreak to a specific product or production lot.

FSIS reminds consumers to properly handle raw poultry in a manner to prevent contamination from spreading to other foods and food contact surfaces. FSIS further reminds consumers of the critical importance of following package cooking instructions for frozen or fresh chicken products and general food safety guidelines when handling and preparing any raw meat or poultry.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:32:34 CST
<![CDATA[ Oriya Organics, LLC Recalls Oriya Organics Superfood Protein Medley Containing Sprouted Chia Seed Powder]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Oriya Organics Superfood Protein Medley which contain Organic Sprouted Chia Seed Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination.

Products were sold in retailers in Texas and Louisiana. Products were sold directly to customers through the internet in Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Florida, New York, Louisiana, and Virginia.

The products in this recall include: Oriya Organics Superfood Protein Medley, 21.2 oz, UPC Code: 85370100401, with Lot #: A14314 and an expiration date of 05/23/2015. Lot codes and expiration dates are located on the bottom of the container.

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm403695.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:52:04 CST
<![CDATA[ Health Matters America Inc. Recalls Additional Chia and Flax Seed Powder]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding an expansion of the recall of Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia& Flax Seed Powder due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recall is being expanded to include more lot numbers and other products that contain Chia Seeds.

These products have been distributed nationwide.

The products and lot numbers included in this voluntary recall have been expanded to include:
ORGANIC TRADITIONS SPROUTED CHIA SEED POWDER
Lot numbers: All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365; All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156; NET WT. 8 oz. UPC854260006162, and NET WT. 16 oz. UPC854260005462; and all bulk sizes;

ORGANIC TRADITIONS SPROUTED CHIA & FLAX SEED POWDER
Lot numbers: All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365; All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156; NET WT. 8 oz. UPC854260006216, and NET WT. 16 oz. UPC854260005479; and all bulk sizes.

ORGANIC TRADITIONS CHIA SEEDS
Lot numbers: All codes starting with ASCBO13; NET WT. 8oz. UPC854260006131, and NET WT. 16oz. UPC854260006148; and all bulk sizes.

ORGANIC TRADITIONS ULTIMATE SUPERFOOD TRAILMIX
Lot numbers: ALL LOTS ending in 003-13 to 005-14; NET WT. 3.5oz. UPC854260010701.

The recall was expanded as the result of positive test results received by the company on the sample of Sprouted Chia/Flax that contained the bacteria.

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm403069.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:02:59 CST
<![CDATA[ Iowa Firm Recalls Sausage Products Containing Soy and Wheat Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall for K & W Sausage, an Evansdale, Iowa, establishment. Approximately 1,761 pounds of sausage products are being recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products contain soy and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product labels. The products subject to recall include:

  • 16-oz. vacuum packed "Hot Franks" with a packaging code in the format "###14"
  • Various size packages of "Polish Sausage Hot" with packaging codes 15314, 15514, 16114, 16214, 16814, 16514, or 16914
  • Various size packages of "Beef Polish Sausage Hot" with packaging codes 15314, 15514, 16114, 16214, 16814, 16514, or 16914

The products subject to recall bear "EST. 15708" inside the USDA mark of inspection on the labels. The Hot Franks were produced on various dates from Jan. 16, through June 20, 2014. The other products were produced on various dates from June 3, through June 18, 2014. All products were distributed to retailers in Iowa. The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel during a food safety assessment. After investigation, it was determined that the "natural hot flavor" used in the products contained wheat and soy as sub-ingredients of soy sauce. The mislabeling in the Polish sausage products occurred due to a change to using this ingredient.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Mark Knief, owner, at 319-233-4714.

The full recall including a list of products can be found at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/FSIS-Content/internet/main/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-039-2014-release.

 

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:05:07 CST
<![CDATA[ Doctor's Best Recalls Red Yeast Rice Due to Undeclared Lovastatin]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Red Yeast Rice dietary supplement, 600 mg Capsules, 120-count bottles to the retail level. Red Yeast Rice has been found to contain undeclared lovastatin, a previously approved drug indicated for the treatment of high cholesterol, making this an unapproved new drug.

Red Yeast Rice is used as a dietary supplement for lowering cholesterol. Consumers who use supplements found to contain lovastatin in rare cases could result in serious muscle injury; particularly if taking with prescription "statins" such as lovastatin, simvastatin, or atorvastatin. Pregnant women could theoretically put their unborn child at risk by using this product with undeclared lovastatin. Patients with pre-existing liver disease may be at an increase risk for liver injury following chronic use of statins.

The product is packaged in white plastic bottles with an orange flip-top lid, and a clear tamper evident outer seal number of units with the UPC code 753950001183. Red Yeast Rice product includes the following lot 3121005 and expires February 2017.

Red Yeast Rice was distributed nationwide through retail and internet outlets.

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm402584.htm.

 

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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:36:30 CST
<![CDATA[ Ohio Firm Recalls Chicken Pad Thai Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Thai Kitchen Chicken Pad Thai frozen entrée product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains soy protein isolate, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The following product is subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 10-oz. packages, 8 per case of "Thai Kitchen Chicken Pad Thai frozen entrée with "SELL BY SEP 30 15" date and case code "xxxx09841078" or with "SELL BY OCT 17 15" date and case code "xxxx11541078".

The product was produced on April 8 and April 25, 2014. The product bears the establishment number "P-18297" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was distributed to retail stores nationwide.

The full recall can be found at www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-036-2014-release.

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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:31:55 CST