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[ Illinois Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Possible Salmonella Enteritidis Contamination]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of 28,980 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with a particular strain of Salmonella Enteritidis.

The recalled product includes partially prepared chicken products sold by retailers under the Antioch Farms brand name, with "sell by" dates of October 1, 2015 and October 7, 2015. The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "P-1358" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The chicken products were produced on July 2, 2014 and July 8, 2014. These products were shipped to retail stores and distribution centers in Minnesota.

The product is identified as:

  • Single 5 once plastic packets of Raw Stuffed Chicken Breast Breaded, Boneless Breast of Chicken with Rib Meat "A La Kiev"

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-073-2014-release.

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:30:49 CST
<![CDATA[ Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Staphylococcal Enterotoxin Contamination]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of gluten free breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcal enterotoxin.

The products have a best by date of August 9, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF Only)]

  • 12-oz. boxes of "Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets."
  • 10.5-oz. boxes of "Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast."

The products subject to reall bear the establishment number "P-516" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

Staphylococcal food poisoning is a gastrointestinal illness. It is caused by eating foods contaminated with toxin-producing Staphylococcus aureus.

Staphylococcus aureus is a common bacterium found on the skin and in the noses of healthy people and animals. Staphylococcus aureus can produce seven different toxins that are frequently responsible for food poisoning.

Staphylococcal enterotoxins are fast acting, sometimes causing illness in as little as 30 minutes. Symptoms usually develop within one to six hours after eating contaminated food. Patients typically experience several of the following: nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. The illness is usually mild and most patients recover after one to three days.

To prevent Staphylococcal contamination, keep kitchens and food-serving areas clean and sanitized. Keep hot foods hot (over 140°F) and cold foods cold (40°F or under). Make sure to wash hands and under fingernails vigorously with soap and water before handling and preparing food. Do not prepare food if you have an open sore or wound on your hands or if you have a nose or eye infection.

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-074-2014-release.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:26:56 CST
<![CDATA[ Nutek Disposables, Inc. Recalls Baby Wipes Due to Potential Bacteria]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of baby wipes manufactured under the brand names Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred's, Kidgets, Member's Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch and Well Beginnings, because some packages may contain bacteria. These wipes were distributed by Nutek prior to October 21, 2014 to the following retail stores: Walgreens, Sam's Club, Family Dollar, Fred's, and Diapers.com.

After receiving a small number of complaints of odor and discoloration, Nutek conducted microbial testing that showed the presence of a bacteria, called Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), in some of these products. Soon after, on October 3, 2014 the company initiated a voluntary withdrawal of lots that had tested positive for the bacteria, as well as other baby wipes in the surrounding time frame.

B. cepacia poses little medical risk to healthy people. However, people who have certain health problems like weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases, particularly cystic fibrosis, may be more susceptible to infections with B. cepacia. If you believe you have a weakened immune system or chronic lung disease and you have used one of the affected wipe products, you should call your doctor promptly for medical advice.

Brand Name

Retailer

Lot Numbers of Product Manufactured by Nutek

Cuties

Internet and various retailers

All Lots

Diapers.com

Diapers.com

All Lots

Femtex

Family Dollar

All Lots

Fred's

Fred's

All Lots

Kidgets

Family Dollar

All Lots

Member's Mark

Sam's Club

All Lots

Simply Right

Sam's Club

All Lots

Sunny Smiles

Walgreens

All Lots

Tender Touch

Various retailers

All Lots

Well Beginnings*

Walgreens

Certain Lots±

*These lot numbers represent all lots manufactured by Nutek. There may be other lots that are made by manufacturers other than Nutek and that are not subject to this recall.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm420426.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:23:55 CST
<![CDATA[ Lundberg Family Farms Recalls Sea Salt Rice Chips Due to Undeclared Allergen]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Sea Salt Rice Chips due to possible presence of an undeclared dairy allergen.

The recall applies to only 6 ounce bags (170g) of Sea Salt Rice Chips packed on August 11th, 2014, bearing the code "140811" and a best before date of "2015 JUN 08" on the upper right-hand corner of the bag. The Sea Salt Rice Chips display the following UPC numbers 0-73416-03530-0 for U.S., or 0-73416-03540-9 for Canada.

Product label can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm420412.htm.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm420411.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:19:17 CST
<![CDATA[ Z Natural Foods Recalls Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder was available for sale directly through Z Natural Foods website at www.ZNaturalFoods.com. It was not available in retail stores.

The Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder was available in a 1 lb and 5 lb standup resealable foil pouches either bronze (1 lb) or silver in color (5 lb) and marked with Lot # ZNCARB39513 and a Best By Date of 12/5/2016 at the bottom of the label.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm420475.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:17:13 CST
<![CDATA[ Contract Packaging Resources, Inc. Recalls Assured™ Brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets due to Packaging Mix-Up]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of 11,640 boxes of AssuredTM brand Naproxen Sodium tablets because some cartons actually contain bottles of Ibuprofen, a different pain reliever.

The Ibuprofen bottles were placed in the Naproxen Sodium boxes due to a packaging error. The affected products are: boxes of AssuredTM brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets 220mg, 15 count (Lot #FH4102A) [SKU #122368/UPC #639277223685] containing bottles of Ibuprofen softgels in 200mg strength.

The recalled Assured brand drug products were distributed nationwide to Dollar Tree® and sold via the Dollar Tree® retail stores and internet site.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm419740.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:53:23 CST
<![CDATA[ JFC International Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in "Hapi Pudding"]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of 3-pack Hapi Pudding with a net weight of 8.46 ounces (UPC 11152 13417), because they may contain undeclared milk.

The recalled product, "Hapi Pudding" was distributed nationwide to retail stores. The product comes in a pack of three, weighing a total of 8.46 ounces, in clear plastic containers, with an orange and white seal on the top. The seal has the words "Hapi Pudding" with an image of a pudding. The 3 pack of pudding is plastic wrapped, with the product information found at the bottom of the product.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm419324.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:31:29 CST
<![CDATA[ AMS Health Sciences, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex, 60 Capsule Bottles Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of 2014 bottles of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex due to possible contamination of Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. To date, no illness or complaints have been reported to AMS Health Sciences, LLC. A single lot of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex is the subject of this public announcement and recall as a result of a sample from one bottle that tested positive for Salmonella.

This product is packaged in black screw-top bottles with the brand name "saba" in red letters, the product name "shark cartilage complex" in white letters, and a net quantity statement of "500 mg 60 capsules" in small white letters. Product from the affected lot can be identified by the Lot Number 416349 and an expiration date of 08/16, both of which are printed in black letters inside a white rectangle that is adjacent to the products "Suggested Use" instructions. Product from this lot was sold to consumers through the internet site www.sabaforlife.com during the period of February through August 2014.

AMS is initiating this recall out of caution for consumer health, even though numerous samples from the same Lot No. have tested negative for Salmonella. Any consumer who purchased product with the lot number and expiration date above should dispose of it immediately and may request a refund by calling (866) 758-7222, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Central).

If you have consumed the product and are experiencing any unusual or severe symptoms such as those described above, go to an emergency room immediately or contact your physician for immediate advice.

The full recall including a list of products can be found at:

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm419310.htm.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:45:45 CST
<![CDATA[ California Olive and Vine Recalls Pumpkin Seed Pesto]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Pumpkin Seed Pesto because of irregular lab results. The company found that the jarred pesto may have been improperly processed, making it susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum.

The food product was distributed under the Williams-Sonoma label, nationwide, since September 2014. The product labels have the following SKU numbers 6404305, 6389043 and is sold in an 8 ounce glass jar, as pictured below.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm418639.htm.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:50:19 CST
<![CDATA[ Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Lotte Waffles]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of 1.41 ounce (40g) and 5.64 ounce (160g) packages of Lotte Waffles because they contain undeclared egg ingredients.

Product Barcode: 1.41 ounce - 8 801062 518111 / 5.64 ounce - 8 801062 518135

The recalled Lotte Waffles were distributed to California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Washington, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, and Canada retail stores. The product comes in 1.41 ounce and 5.64 ounce paper packaging, with a white ingredient sticker label and an expiration date from July 2014 to Sep. 2015 (the expiration date is printed as Year. Month., and Day).

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm418335.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:03:08 CST
<![CDATA[ HAR Maspeth Corp Recalls Jinga brand "Pan Fried Anchovies"]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of 2 ounce and 4 ounce packages of Jinga "Pan Fried Anchovies" due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled Jinga "Pan Fried Anchovies" were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The product comes in a 2 ounce and 4 ounce, clear plastic packages marked with an expiration date of "9/28/2014" stamped on the top.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm417945.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:36:10 CST
<![CDATA[ Markpol Distributors Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Kupiec Rice Cakes with Dark Chocolate]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Kupiec Rice Cakes with Dark Chocolate because it may contain undeclared milk.

Kupiec Rice Cakes with Dark Chocolate was shipped and distributed to retail stores in Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut between August 29, 2014 and September 30, 2014.

Kupiec Rice Cakes with Dark Chocolate has UPC 5 906747 171742, packaged in white foil with a photo image of the rice cake on the front of the packaging, and the net weight is 3.1 oz. The production date located on the back of the package is 29.05.2014 with expiration date of 29.05.2015. Lot numbers: 149/MA/3 and 149/JP/3.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm417365.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

 

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:47:07 CST
<![CDATA[ Tropical Valley Foods Issues Allergy Alert for Potentially Undeclared Peanuts in Next By Nature Dark Chocolate Cherries]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Next by Nature Dark Chocolate Cherries, Lot 460013, due to the potential for undeclared peanuts to be packaged in the product. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The affected Next by Nature Dark Chocolate Cherries was sold to distributors and retailers located in Iowa, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Canada and Japan. Distributors where instructed to inform their customers of the recall of the product, to immediately remove it from sale and to promptly discard it.

The affected product is packaged in 3 oz. plastic bags with UPC 817582252006, Lot 460013 and "Best by Date" of 2016.03.31. The product was distributed between September 12th, 2014 and September 25th, 2014.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm416970.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:10:16 CST
<![CDATA[ IKEA Recalls PASTAÄLGAR FULLKORN and PASTAÄLGAR, Due to Non-Declared Soy Content]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of IKEA's PASTAÄLGAR FULLKORN, elk-shaped wholegrain pasta or PASTAÄLGAR, elk-shaped pasta. The product may contain soy, which is not declared on the package.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm416954.htm.

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Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:08:19 CST
<![CDATA[ Bravo Recalls Select Chicken and Turkey Pet Foods Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The recalled product was distributed nationwide beginning on November 14, 2013 to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers.

The product can be identified by the batch ID code (best used by date) printed on the side of the plastic tube.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm416452.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:37:37 CST