August Food And Drug Recall Roundup – Ginger Lead Candies And Drug-Packed Supplements



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.

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 to the store or the manufacturer 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.

Baltic Sprats in Spicy Brine – possible Listeria contamination
Baltic Treasures, Jewish Style “Matjes”, Norwegian Style “Matjes”, Marinella “Delicatessnaya”, Traditional Russian “Matjes”, or Rybacka Wies “Matjes” brands of Herring Fillets in Oil – possible Listeria contamination

See’s Candies chocolate-covered blueberries – undeclared milk
Brach’s Malted Milk Balls – may contain undeclared tree nuts and peanuts
Mut Gung Non, Ginger Candy – high levels of lead
Whole Foods Sour Cherry and Blueberry Crostatas (California and Reno only) – undeclared egg

Sauces and Spices
Buurma Farms cilantro (Meijer and Ben B Schwartz and Sons) – possible listeria contamination
Justin’s maple almond butter and chocolate hazelnut butter – metal fragments may be in jars
Somersault Pacific Sea Salt (Target) – flavored salt that contains milk mixed with unflavored salt
Earth’s Pride Organics Oregano (BJ’s) – possible salmonella contamination

Eukanuba dog and cat kibbles – possible salmonella

Drugs and Supplements
Volcano Male Enhancement Liquid – contains unapproved and undeclared drugs
Esbelin Siloutte Te and Esbelin Siloutte Vitamin Supplement – contain undeclared drugs
Healthy Life Chemistry B-50, Multi-Mineral and Vitamin C Products – contain undeclared drugs
Quick Thin and Bethel Advance – contain undeclared drugs
Health and Beyond Tranquility – contains trace amounts of prescription drug
Jack Rabbit Dietary Supplement – undeclared drugs
Esbelder Man Capsules, Esbelder Fem Capsules, and Esbelder Siloutte Capsules Vitamin Supplements – undeclared drugs

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