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[ GOMACRO Recalls "Almond Butter + Carob" and "Sunflower Butter + Chocolate" MacroBars Because of Possible Health Risk]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of MARCOBARS brand almond butter + carob lots 1634 and 1645 and sunflower butter + chocolate lot 1646, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The MacroBars were distributed across the country and internationally via retail stores, mail order and direct delivery. Affected MacroBars are marked as either almond butter + carob with lot numbers 1634 (expiration 10 Mar 15) or 1645 (expiration 18 Mar 15) or sunflower butter + chocolate lot 1646 (expiration 18 Mar 15) and in a foil wrapper.

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm406804.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

 

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:43:28 CST
<![CDATA[ Carmel Food Group Recalls One Code Date of Mislabeled Butternut Squash Ravioli Due to Undeclared Allergens]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Rising Moon Organics Butternut Squash Ravioli, a frozen product due to the possibility of undeclared allergens, milk, egg and soy. 

Product being recalled:
Rising Moon Organics Butternut Squash Ravioli, 8 oz, UPC#7-85030-55557-6. One Code Date is affected: Pkg. SELL BY APR 09 2015, Case SELL BY 040915 

The product involved was distributed through retail stores nationwide. 

The full recall can be found http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm406808.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:59:13 CST
<![CDATA[ Dancing Star LLC, Buckland, MA Issues Voluntary Recall For Various Snacks]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a voluntary recall of various snacks from Dancing Star LLC, Buckland, Ma., because of possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled  products include:

Dancing Star LLC brand:

Carob Supergreens Chunks of Energy

Carob Supergreens Chunks of Energy.

Date Flax with Turmeric Chunks of Energy

Date Flax Turmeric Chunks of Energy

Rave Bites Brand:

Rave Bites Carob Supergreens

Rave Bites Date Flax with Turmeric

Bulk Carob Powder:

Bulk organic Carob powder

There are no other flavors of Dancing Star Chunks of Energy or Rave Bites being recalled. The recalled items are distributed nationwide and sold to retail stores, some of them in bulk for the sales of smaller quantities to their customers. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers who have purchased this item are urged to not eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it to the store where it was originally purchased for credit. This precautionary action was taken because the products contain Carob Powder that was part of Ciranda Inc.'s Organic Carob powder recall. The company is working closely with FDA on this issue. "Ensuring that Dancing Star LLC maintains the highest standards possible," said Michael Garfield-Wright (owner Dancing Star LLC, Buckland, MA 01338). "We stand behind the safety and integrity of our products and strive to insure the highest quality possible". Customers with questions or who would like product replacements or refunds may contact 413 625-8300 between 8:00-4:30 EST, Monday through Friday, or email recall@chunksofenergy.com.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:06:55 CST
<![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