December Food And Supplement Recall Roundup – Diet Drugs Are Not Bee Pollen

ucm424897In our December recall roundup, bodybuilding supplements contain steroids, caramel-filled chocolate bites have peanut butter in them, and fungus-contaminated probiotic powder had a horrible, tragic result. Also, maybe people should reconsider this whole thing where we buy commercial bean sprouts.

Our monthly Recall Roundups have grown so expansive that we’ve had to separate them into two separate posts: one for consumer goods, and one for consumables.

If you have any of these listed items in your pantry, refrigerator, or freezer, first check the varieties and flavors against the ones listed on the recall site or press release, then check expiration date or lot numbers.

When 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 pathogens or foreign objects 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.

Safeway Select French Salted Caramel (Fleur De Sel) Ice Cream: Undeclared peanuts. The ice cream is supposed to have caramel cups, but has peanut butter cups instead.
Abdallah Candies Holiday Caramel Bites: Undeclared peanuts. A customer found a peanut butter bite in place of a caramel bite.
Ciao Bella Dark Cocoa Sorbetto: May contain undeclared dairy.
Whole Foods Vegan Pumpkin Pies (Southwestern U.S.): Undeclared walnuts.
Private Selection Denali Extreme Moose Tracks Ice Cream: May contain undeclared peanuts. Sold at grocery stores in the Kroger family.

Lundberg Eco-Farmed and Organic Brown Rice Flour: Possible Salmonella contamination. Affected flour was sold in 25-pound bulk bags and may have been sold in the bulk foods section of retail stores.

Henry’s Farm Soybean Sprouts: Possible Listeria contamination.

Wake Up Weasel Instant Coffee – May contain undeclared milk and soy.

Open Nature Chile Cheese Enchiladas: Possible Salmonella contamination in the cilantro.
HyVee Mozzarella Cheese Sticks: May contain undeclared soy flour, yellow #5 and yellow #6.
Auntie Anne’s, Nathan’s, City Line, and other brands of frozen pretzel-wrapped hot dogs: Undeclared soy.

Ortega and Las Palmas Taco Seasoning Products and Dinner Kits: Undeclared peanuts or almonds

Forever Beautiful Bee Pollen: Contains undeclared drugs that are not approved for use in the United States. Specifically, Sibutramine (Meridia) and Phenolphthalein (a laxative.)
ABC Dophilus Powder: May contain Rhizopus oryzae, a fungus that can cause infections in humans. The FDA says that a Mucormycosis infection traced to this product caused the death of a premature infant in Connecticut. People with weakened immune systems are especially susceptible.
Chaotic Labz Mayhem Dietary Supplement: Contains undeclared corticosteroid and antihistamine drugs, dexamethasone and cyproheptadine.

Acme 4oz. Smoked Nova Salmon: Possible Listeria contamination. The affected lot was distributed to Giant Food, which has supermarkets in Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Evo Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula Dry Food and Grain Free Ferret Food: They are deficient in vitamins and contain excess minerals.

Various Lacteos Santa Martha cheese products: May contain Listeria monocytogenes.

Ranchers Legacy Ground Beef Products: Possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7

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