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[ Nature's Universe Issues Voluntary Worldwide Recall of All Thinogenics Products Due to the Presence of Undeclared Sibutramine]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of old Thinogenics product (product sold prior to Feb. 6, 2014, hereinafter the "Old Product") to the user level after FDA analysis revealed that the Old Product contained undeclared sibutramine. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010 (due to increased risk of seizures, heart attacks, arrhythmia and strokes). This ingredient made the Old Product an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established and, therefore, subject to recall. Nature's Universe was advised that the FDA received seven complaints about the Old Product. Beginning Feb. 13, 2014, as a result of notification from the FDA, Nature's Universe began selling a new, reformulated Thinogenics that does not contain sibutramine (hereinafter referred to as the "New Product").

These products are used as weight loss aids and are packaged as capsules in bottles. The New Product (which is not being recalled) can be identified because each bottle contains 45 capsules (see attached label), where the Old Product contains 30 capsules per bottle (see attached label). Any of the remaining Old Product sold prior to Feb. 6, 2014 is being recalled.

The full recall including a of products can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm393876.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:23:05 CST
<![CDATA[ Wisconsin Firm Recalls Salami Type Products Misbranded With USDA Mark of Inspection]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Bolzano Artisan Meats LLC salami products for misbranding and because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Products produced under the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (WDATCP) inspection program are eligible for sale within the state of Wisconsin when they bear the Wisconsin state inspection shield on the immediate package. The products being recalled, however, incorrectly bear the Cooperative Interstate Shipment (CIS) program version of the USDA Mark of Inspection, which requires federal acceptance into the program. Because the establishment is not part of the CIS program, products they produced and distributed bearing the CIS program version of the USDA Mark of Inspection cannot be sold through interstate commerce.

The products subject to recall include:

  • 6-oz. or 12-oz. packages of "Bolzano Artisan Meats All Natural Uncured, Old School Salami," 6/6-oz. or 3/12-oz. packages per case (UPC 7935 7389 6360)
  • 6-oz. or 12-oz. packages of "Bolzano Artisan Meats All Natural Uncured, Pamplona Runner Salami," 6/6-oz. or 3/12-oz. packages per case (UPC 7935 7389 6353)
  • 6-oz. or 12-oz. packages of "Bolzano Artisan Meats All Natural Uncured, Fin Oh Kee Oh Na Salami," 6/6-oz. or 3/12-oz. packages per case (UPC 7935 7320 3564)
  • 6-oz. or 12-oz. packages of "Bolzano Artisan Meats All Natural Uncured, Pig Red Salami," 6/6-oz. or 3/12-oz. packages per case (UPC 7935 7320 3571)
  • 6-oz. or 12-oz. packages of "Bolzano Artisan Meats All Natural Uncured, Pitzotl Salami," 6/6-oz. or 3/12-oz. packages per case (UPC 7935 7322 1698)
  • 6-oz. or 12-oz. packages of "Bolzano Artisan Meats All Natural Uncured, RauchZwiebel Salami," 6/6-oz. or 3/12-oz. packages per case (UPC 7395 7320 3588)

The full recall including a list of products can be found at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-022-2014-release.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:19:22 CST
<![CDATA[ W Health Matters America Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Organic Traditions Brand Dark Chocolate Golden Berries and Dark Chocolate Sacha Inchi Seeds]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Organic Traditions Brand Dark Chocolate Golden Berries and Dark Chocolate Sacha Inchi Seeds because they were found to contain undeclared milk. The products were distributed through retail stores in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oakland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

 The recall applies to 3.5 oz. (100 g) and 5.3 oz. (150 g) consumer size bags as follows:

  • Organic Traditions Dark Chocolate Golden Berries Lot numbers CACAOXPSWEETZZGBEBLK001-12, CACAOXPSWEETZZGBEBLK001-13; NET WT. 3.5 oz. UPC 8 54260 00263 8, and NET WT. 5.3 oz. UPC 8 54260 00266 9;
  • Organic Traditions Dark Chocolate Golden Sacha Inchi Seeds Lot numbers CACAOXPSWEETZZDSIBLK001-12, CACAOXPSWEETZZSIBLK 001-13; NET WT. 3.5 oz. UPC 8 54260 00709 1, and NET WT. 5.3 oz. UPC 8 54260 00718 3

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm393402.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:05:28 CST
<![CDATA[ Natural Organics, Inc. Expands the Recall of Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Mouthwash]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding an expanded recall of Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Mouthwash to Lot 10952 after they were notified by its contract manufacturer INTEGRIA Healthcare (Australia) Pty Ltd. that this second lot of Tea Tree Mouthwash failed microbial contamination testing due to potential bacterial contamination. This bacterial contaminant, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, could pose a health risk to consumers.

The original recall from April 3 can be found at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm391771.htm.

The mouthwash was distributed nationwide to retail stores and to the following foreign country: United Kingdom. The mouthwash is packaged in clear plastic bottles with green and white labeling bearing the following product code and lot number printed on the back panel of the product label:

  • Thursday Plantation, Tea Tree Mouthwash, 8.45 fl oz/ 250ml e, Product No. 6710, Lot 10952

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm393552.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:02:38 CST
<![CDATA[ Washington Firm Recalls Dried Egg Products Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination]]>EDITOR'S NOTE: This release is being reissued to reflect an additional 82,884 pounds of products produced on dates that were not included in the Feb. 15, 2014 release.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of 82,884 pounds of processed egg products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, The majority of the product included in this expansion was originally identified in the public health alert issued by the agency on March 26, 2014. To read the public health alert, click here.

The dried egg products in the recall expansion were produced from Jan. 2013 through Jan. 2014, and bear the establishment number "INSPECTED EGG PRODUCTS PLANT 21493G" inside the USDA Mark of Inspection.

These products were shipped nationwide and to U.S. military installations in the United States and abroad, and to Mexico.

The full recall and list of products can be found at www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-015-2014-release-expansion.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:37:37 CST
<![CDATA[ Private Selection Sweet Strawberry Sorbet Recalled for Undeclared Allergen]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Private Selection Sweet Strawberry Sorbet sold at the company's Kroger and Jay C stores in 13 states because the product may contain milk not listed on the label.

People who are allergic to milk could have a severe reaction if they consume this product.

Kroger has recalled Private Selection Sweet Strawberry Sorbet, sold in 16 fluid ounce packages with a code date of Aug 11, 2015 and UPC 11110 52108, due to a potential presence of a milk allergen. Included in this recall are Kroger and Jay C stores in the following states only: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia (along the Ohio border).

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm393215.htm.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:34:57 CST
<![CDATA[ Sinco Inc Issues Allergy alert on Undeclared Peanut Protein in Archer Farms Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl Gelato]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Archer Farms Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl Gelato 30 FL OZ (UPC 085239-703618), imported from Italy and sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide. This product may contain traces of peanut protein, which is not declared on the label.

Printed on the edge lid is the following:
L13-102 BEST BY: 12OCT2014

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm392999.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:25:01 CST
<![CDATA[ Bissinger's Recalls Dark Chocolate Bunny Ears Due to Undeclared Milk]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Dark Chocolate Bunny Ears because one lot was mislabeled and contains undeclared milk. People who have a severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening reaction if they consume this product.

This product is labeled as Bissinger's Dark Chocolate Bunny Ears are packaged in a clear film with an ingredient card. Lot Code: 4981 Best By FEB 2015 UPC: 846107009795.

The product was distributed to retailers and wholesalers nationwide from January 28, 2014 through April 4, 2014.

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm392779.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:06:39 CST
<![CDATA[ Frontier Natural Products Co-op Initiates Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from Organic Black Peppercorns]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of products manufactured with organic black peppercorns that were sold under Frontier and Simply Organic brands, Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value, Nature's Place and others due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Recalled products were sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada to distributors, retailers and consumers.

On foil bulk packages, the lot codes will be found on the front label directly above the UPC code. On bottled glass and plastic items, the lot codes can be found on the bottom of the bottle.

The full recall including a list of products can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm392585.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:39:04 CST
<![CDATA[ Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Issues Recall on Organic Black Peppercorns Due to Possible Health Risk]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of multiple lots of Natural Grocers brand Organic Black Peppercorns as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled product is packaged in clear plastic bags with Natural Grocers label notating Julian pack on dates and pricing per pound. The lots identified by Julian packed on date include: 28-14, 13-14, 351-13, 336-13, 322-13, 305-13, 290-13, 281-13, 266-13, 252-13, 245-13. The product was distributed to Natural Grocers' 80 stores located in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

The full recall including a list of products can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm392330.htm.

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:07:22 CST
<![CDATA[ Missouri Firm Recalls Chicken Nugget Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.

The following products are subject to USDA recall:

  • 5-lb. bags of "Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets - #16142-928" with a "Best if Used By" date of "Jan 26 2015" or Feb 16 2015." The manufacturer codes "0264SDL0315 through 19" and "0474SDL0311 through 14" can also be found on the bags. These products were produced Jan. 26, 2014 or Feb. 16, 2014 and shipped nationwide to one retail warehouse club chain.
  • 20-lb. bulk packs of "Spare Time Fully Cooked Nugget-Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters w/Rib Meat - #16142-861" with identifying case codes of "0264SDL0315 through 19" and "0474SDL0311 through 14." These products were produced Jan. 26 and Feb. 16, 2014 and were shipped for institutional use in Indiana and Arkansas.

The product bags bear the establishment number "P-13556." The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints that small pieces of plastic were found in the products.

The full recall including a list of products can be found at www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-021-2014-release.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:19:59 CST
<![CDATA[ Frontier Natural Products Co-op Initiates Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from Organic Black Peppercorns]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of products manufactured with organic black peppercorns that were sold under Frontier and Simply Organic brands, Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value and others due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Recalled products were sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada to distributors, retailers and consumers. Below is the list of products containing the organic black peppercorn:

Brand

Full Product Name

Size/ Weight

UPC Code

Lot Code

Frontier

Peppercorns Black Whole Black Organic

2.12oz

#0-89836-18435-1

3246, 3288

Frontier

Peppercorns Black Whole Black Organic

25lbs

#0-89836-82603-9

3226, 3288

Frontier

Peppercorns Black Whole Black Organic

16oz

#0-89836-02603-3

3256

Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value

365 Organic Peppercorns, Black Whole

2.12oz

#0-99482-44563-8

3246, 3287

Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value

365 Peppercorns, Black Whole

1.87oz

#0-99482-44497-6

3287

Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value

365 Value Size Peppercorns, Black Whole

8.08oz

#0-99482-44511-9

3260, 3267

Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value

365 Organic Black Peppercorns

2.12oz

#0-99482-73914-0

3247

Simply Organic

Black Pepper Grinder

75grams

#0-89836-19218-9

3260

Simply Organic

Black Peppercorns Organic

75grams

#0-89836-19210-3

3221, 3262, 3294

Simply Organic

Black Pepper Whole Organic

2.65oz

#0-89836-18524-2

3221, 3262

Simply Organic

Daily Grind, Certified Organic

2.65oz

#0-89836-18263-0

3261

On foil bulk packages, the lot codes will be found on the front label directly above the UPC code. On bottled glass and plastic items, the lot codes can be found on the bottom of the bottle.

The full recall including a list of products can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm391996.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:15:28 CST
<![CDATA[ Natural Organics, Inc. Recalls One Lot of Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Mouthwash Due to Bacterial Contamination]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Mouthwash after they were notified by its contract manufacturer INTEGRIA Healthcare (Australia) Pty Ltd. that one lot of Tea Tree Mouthwash failed microbial contamination testing.

The mouthwash was distributed nationwide to retail stores and to the following foreign countries: Trinidad; Philippines.

The mouthwash is packaged in clear plastic bottles with green and white labeling bearing the following product code and lot number printed on the back panel of the product label:

  • Thursday Plantation, Tea Tree Mouthwash, 8.45 fl oz./ 250mL, Product No. 6710, Lot 9810

The full recall including a list of products can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm391771.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:18:20 CST
<![CDATA[ Koru Pacific Packaging Recalls One Lot # AH!LASKA® Organic Cocoa Non-Dairy Chocolate Mix, 12 oz. Canister Due to Possible Milk Allergen]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of AH!LASKA®, because the product may contain milk, which is not labeled in the ingredients.

The powdered mix is packaged in a canister containing 12 oz.,with the product name AH!LASKA Organic Cocoa Non-Dairy Chocolate,12 oz, UPC # 7_60519_10028_7.  One LOT# is affected: LOT # 3280 BEST BY APR/2015, which appears on the shipping case sticker and on the metal canister bottom.

The product was distributed to retailers nationwide.

The full recall including a list of products can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm391776.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:55:02 CST
<![CDATA[ Colorado Firm Recalls Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of approximately 633 pounds of dehydrated Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products were formulated with milk and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 7.5-oz. foil pouches of "Backpackers Pantry Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken"

The products were produced July 2, 2013 and have the product code "07/02/2020" printed on the pouch. The products bear the establishment number "P-4933" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were sold wholesale, online and to retail establishments nationwide.

The full recall including a list of products can be found at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-020-2014-release.

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Fri, 04 Apr 2014 08:19:44 CST