June Food And Drug Recall Roundup – Sulfites, Plastic Fragments, And Salmonella

ucm354455Our 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 coconut candy bars to sugary cereals.

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.

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.

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.

Blessings, Inc 16-20 EZ Peel Shrimp (Hy-Vee) – labeled as sulfite-free; isn’t
Salmolux Cold Smoked Salmon Products – possible Listeria infection
Gromex Camaron Entero (Dried Whole Shrimp) – undelcared sulfites
Lam Sheng Kee’s Shrimp Balls, Lobster Balls and Fish Package Eggs, and Fresh Fish Cakes – undeclared eggs
Latis seafood products – possible Listeria contamination

Frozen Foods
Costco and Harris Teeter Organic Antioxidant Frozen Berry Mixes – linked to Hepatitis A infections
Lightlife Farmer’s Market Veggie Burgers – undeclared milk
California Pizza Kitchen and DiGiorno Frozen Pizzas – may contain plastic fragments

Desserts and Snacks
See’s Candies Milk and Dark Raisins – undeclared nuts and eggs
Vega One Bars and Vega Sport Protein Bars – undeclared milk
Oskri Coconut Bar Dark Chocolate, Coconut Bar Dark Chocolate Minis, Fig Dark Chocolate Bars, and Almond Dark Chocolate Bars – undeclared milk
Lipari Sunflower Seeds and snack mixes – possible Listeria contamination
Butterfly Bakery Whole Grain Harvest Berry Muffins – undeclared walnuts
Julian’s Recipe European Style Pretzel Baguettes (HEB) – may contain undeclared soy
Single-Serve Reduced-Sugar Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bowlpak (food service only) – possible salmonella contamination
Uncle Eddies Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies – undeclared walnuts
Cheryl’s Buttercream Frosted Cinnamon Pumpkin Cookies – undeclared peanuts
Next by Nature Dark Chocolate Bananas – undeclared milk and walnuts

Prepared Foods
Creole & Company Creole Bisque – undeclared milk

Eco-Cuisine boxed mixes – possible samonella contamination

Sauces and Spices
Krinos Tahini products – possible salmonella contamination

Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Mother Nature and Karma brand pet foods – possible Salmonella contamination (this is a new recall, not the one from a few months ago)
Wardley Betta Fish Food – possible Salmonella contamination
Rural King Deer Corn – possible aflatoxin contamination

Drugs and Supplements
Bethel 30 weight loss pills – actually contains banned drugs

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