April Food And Drug Recall Roundup – Potato Chips With Salt And Vinegar And Metal Fragments

Look out!

Look out!

Our monthly Recall Roundups have grown so expansive that we’ve had to separate them into two separate roundups: one for consumer goods, and one for consumables. In this edition of the Food and Drug roundup, dangers lurk everywhere, from uneviscerated herring to “all-natural male enhancement supplements” that are pretty much just Viagra. Yes, again.

If you have any of these listed items in your pantry, first check the varieties and flavors against the ones listed on the recall site or press release, then check expiration date or lot numbers. If there’s a match, don’t panic. Items that may be contaminated with bacteria are worrisome for everyone, and you should return them to the retail store where you bought them or contact the company for a refund and further instructions.

That’s not mandatory, though. If an item is listed as having undeclared walnuts and you’re not allergic to walnuts, for example, you don’t have to do anything at all. You can keep the item, eat it, not eat it, or return it for your own peace of mind.

Little Mermaid Smoke House Smoked and Pickled Herring – fish weren’t gutted; may contain botulism
Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee Tuna – improperly sealed cans

Frozen Foods
Farm Rich, Schwan’s and Market Day products including frozen pizzas, mozzarella bites, sandwiches, and whatever a “pizzata” is – may contain E. coli bacteria.
Sweet P’s Bake Shop branded Caramel Apple Danish Coffee Cake – undeclared walnuts

Desserts and Snacks
Heartland Gourmet cookie and pizza dough mixes – undisclosed milk
NuGO FREE, NuGO Dark and NuGO Slim Non Dairy bars – undeclared, er, dairy
ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars – may contain Salmonella
Grippo Foods potato chips – may contain metal fragments
Kotsubukko rice crackers – undeclared milk
Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal – undeclared almonds

Prepared Foods
Publix Fruit and Grain Salad – Possible Listeria contamination

Sauces and Spices
Buffalo Trace Distillery caramel, fudge, marinade, and barbecue sauces – undeclared milk, wheat, soy, and anchovy
Lisy seasoning blends – undeclared soy
Daesang Mixed Sesame & Garlic Soy Bean Paste – undeclared peanuts

Bravo beef blend and chicken blend dog and cat foods – possible salmonella contamination
Premium Edge, Diamond Naturals and 4health Dry Cat Food – may have insufficient thiamine (vitamin B3) levels
California Natural, Evo, Healthwise, and Innova pet foods – possible salmonella contamination
Strippin’ Chicks Pet Treats – possible Salmonella contamination
Jones Natural Chews Woofers Dog Treats – Possible Salmonella contamination

Drugs and Supplements
ROCK-IT and Night Bullet supplement active ingredient is an unlabeled analogue to sildenafil (Viagra)
New Chapter, Inc. Probiotic Elderberry supplement – may contain undeclared soy

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