If there was one thing we learned last year, it’s that in spite of rigid food and safety standards, food recalls happen — and they happen frequently (we’re looking at you, romaine lettuce). There is a good reason for all of these recalls, of course. Mistakes can (and do) happen. But whether a product is pulled due to contamination, possible contamination, mislabeling and/or the usage of undeclared ingredients doesn’t matter. What matters is that you are aware of said recall when it happens. Because, let’s face it: Your health depends on it.
So, how do you know which products to toss, which products to keep, and which ones to avoid? Well, in order to help keep you abreast of all the latest recall information, we’re compiling a list of all of the 2019 food recalls data we find.
Note: This article is constantly being updated. For the most accurate and up-to-date information about food recalls, be sure to check with the FDA, the USDA, the CDC and/or each individual supplier.
Did you purchase egg products at Walmart or Trader Joe’s? Listen up.
Hard-boiled eggs and other egg products from more than 30 different brands sold at nearly 80 various retailers across the United States were recalled by Almark Foods on Dec. 23. Brands include Kroger, Eggland’s Best, Great Value, Kirkland Signature, Fresh Thyme, Everyday Essentials, Food Club, Fresh Thyme, Giant Eagle, Nellie’s, ShopRite, Wild Harvest, Great Day, and more.
This is the second recall by Almark Foods; the first was announced on Dec. 20 and included all hard-boiled eggs manufactured at the firm’s Gainesville, Georgia facility. The products — with a “Best If Used By” code starting with the prefix “G” and “Best If Used By” dates up through March 2, 2020 — are potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a foodborne bacteria more commonly called listeria. So far, the outbreak has been linked to several reported illnesses and one reported death in five states.
Bakkavor Foods USA also voluntarily recalled Trader Joe’s Egg Salad (6 oz.) and Trader Joe’s Old Fashioned Potato Salad (20 oz.) products with “Use by” date codes up through and including Dec. 27. These salads contain hard-boiled eggs from Almark Foods’ Georgia Plant. There have been no confirmed illnesses to date.
The following day, on Dec. 24, Dierbergs Markets also recalled hard-boiled egg products from its store — products that contain the contaminated product from Almark. Products include Dierbergs Kitchen Kosher Potato Salad, Deviled Egg Salad, Remoulade, and more with various “Use by” dates. No illnesses are linked to Dierberg products to date.
Trader Joe’s sushi
Trader Joe’s just issued a major recall of several oftheir products. The grocery chain posted an announcement on their site on Dec. 02 stating they are recalling several sushi products, queso fundido cheese dip and and multiple noodle bowls over possible listeria contamination.
No illnesses have been reported and the recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution. If you would like to see the complete list of affected products, you can visit the Trader Joe’s website.
Hodgson Mill flour
Flour has been recalled yet again. This time, Hodgson Mill flour is being pulled from shelves over possible E. coli contaimination. The recall affects 5-pound bags of unbleached all-purpose flour with best by dates of Oct. 1, 2020 and Oct. 2, 2020. For a complete list of products and lot numbers, you can visit the FDA’s website.
You’re going to want to pick something other than a pre-made salad up for lunch this week because over 97,000 pounds of salad products have been recalled for a scary reason.
On Nov. 21, the USDA recalled salad products containing lettuce due to possible E. coli contamination. The salad products items were produced from Oct. 14, 2019 through Oct. 16, 2019, and you can find the complete list of products here.
Sausage & pepperoni pizza toppings
Hopefully, you’re not chowing down on a slice of pie while reading this because we just learned a whole lot of pizza toppings are being recalled for a scary reason.
On Nov. 9, the USDA recalled over 25,000 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products, including sausage and pepperoni meant for pizza toppings due to possible listeria concerns.
Recalled items include ready-to-eat sausage products produced on Oct. 29 and 30, 2019, and Nov. 5, 2019. They include items with labels like “chopped pepperoni” and “sausage for pizza” and were sold under labels Ezzo, Flyers, and Pizza King. You can find the full list of recalled items here.
Bad news for fried chicken fanatics: More than 2.1 million pounds of chicken are being recalled due to possible metal contaimination.
According to the USDA, the chicken was shipped “to institutions in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.” But there’s no need to check your own fridgebecause this chicken wasn’t sold in stores. The affected chicken was sold to institutions like restaurants, schools and hospitals so you may want to think twice before ordering a roast chicken for dinner.
You can view the complete list of all affected packages here.
Aldi frozen berries
On Oct. 30, Aldi voluntarily recalled select packages of frozen berries sold at its stores nationwide due to possible hepatitis A contamination. The two products, Season’s Choice Frozen Raspberries and Season’s Choice Frozen Berry Medley, were moved from stores in Alabama, California, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and West Virginia.
More information about the affected products are as follows:
Season’s Choice Frozen Raspberries: 12 ounce bags, “best by” date of June 10, 2021, August 1, 2021 and August 23, 2021. UPC Code: 041498124199
Season’s Choice Frozen Berry Medle: 16 ounce bags, “best by” date of July 17, 2021, July 20, 2021 and July 22, 2021. UPC Code: 041498313449
If customers have product affected by this voluntary recall, they should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund.
To date, no illnesses have been reported. Consumers with additional questions can contact Wawona Frozen Foods at (866) 913-0667.
Nestlé cookie dough
On Oct. 31, Nestlé recalled a total of 26 Toll House Cookie Dough products “due to the potential presence of food-grade rubber pieces,” according to the company’s press release. The products were distributed in the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico, and the recall is limited to the ready-to-bake refrigerated products with batch codes that begin with 9189 through batch codes that begin with 9295.
Not impacted by the recall are Nestlé Toll House Morsels, Nestlé Toll House Ice Cream Sandwiches, Nestlé Toll House Edible Cookie Dough and Nestlé Professional SKUs.
See the full list of affected products in Nestlé press release.
More than 100 vegetable products sold under nearly one dozen different brand names have been recalled because they could be contaminated with Listeria. Brands include Del Monte, Hungryroot, Kroger Organic, Mann’s, Signature Farms and Trader Joe’s.
The recall was issued by Mann Packing Co., Inc. on Nov. 3.
See the full list of affected products here.
For any inquiries or comments, consumers can call the 24-hour customer service line at 1-844-927-0707 or email Mann Packing Co., Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To date, public health officials have not reported any illness associated with these products.
King Arthur Flour
On Nov. 1, King Arthur Flour recalled another three lots of its 5-pound bags of flour because of potential contamination with E. coli.
“King Arthur Flour Inc. was notified by ADM Milling Co. that three additional product lot codes of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (5-pound bags) were omitted from the original data they provided for the press release on Oct. 3, 2019,” the King Arthur recall notice states.
Pause your weekend baking plans because there has been yet another flour recall. This time, it’s King Arthur all-purpose flour and it’s being recalled due to a possible E. Coli contaimination.
According to the FDA, the recall effects 5 lb. and 25 lb. bags of King Arthur unbleached all-purpose flour with use by dates ranging from Dec. 4, 2019 to Jan. 15, 2020. You can view the complete list of recalled products here.
This is a voluntary recall and there have been no ilnesses reported, but you should still toss out or return any recalled products to be safe.
North Bay Produce Apples
Can you think of any more devastating news during apple season than an apple recall? Well, for the poor folks living in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin, that’s exactly what’s happening.
North Bay Produce is recalling Nearly 2,300 cases of apples due to possible listeria concerns. There have been no reported illnesses, but North Bay Produce is recalling the products out of an abyndance of caution. Check out their news release for the complete list of affected apples.
Thousands of pounds of Walmart brand’s frozen patties are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.
According to George’s Prepared Foods, the company that produces Walmart’s frozen and fully cooked meat, said the products were supposed to be disposed of after a small group of them tested positive for salmonella but were accidentally shipped nationwide.
The USDA has recalled the following products:
Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties, 24.92-oz with a use-by date of 10/16/19 and lot code: 1091971894
Great Value Fully Cooked Original Breakfast Turkey Patties, 24.92-oz with a use-by date of 10/24/19 and lot code: 1171971897
Family Size Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties, 35.6-oz with use-by dates of 11/03/19 and 11/05/19 and lot codes: 1271972894 and 1291972894
If you have any of these items, it’s best to toss them out or return them to Walmart for a refund.
Prepared chicken sold at Target, Aldi, Trader Joe’s and several other stores is being recalled due to possible listeria concerns. There have been no reports of illness or adverse reactions to eating any of the affected products, but if you recently purchased any product that contains ready-to-eat chicken recently, it’s best to play it safe and toss it out.
The affected chicken is in a number of products like chicken salad sandwiches, chicken wraps, salads and burritos. You can view the complete list of recalled products on the USDA’s website.
If you have consumed one of these products recently, be on the lookout for any symptoms of listeria. According to the USDA, common symptoms include headache, stiffneck, confusion or other gastrointestinal symptoms. If you experience any of these symptoms, head to your doctor as soon as possible.
Three cheeses sold at Whole Foods in California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts and Vermont are being recalled due to possible listeria contamination. Dorset, Experience and Sylboro cheeses produced by Consider Bardwell Farm are affected.
According to the official recall, no illnesses have been reported and the recall is voluntary. If you have any of the affected cheeses in your fridge, return them to the store you purchased them from for a complete refund.
Gold Medal flour
Updated Sept. 17, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. ET: General Mills has released a second recall for their Gold Medal Unbleached Flour o ver possible E. Coli concerns. According to the FDA, the voluntary recall is for bags with a “better if used by” date of September 6, 2020. If you have one of these recalled products, it is best to throw them out. General Mills emphasizes that this recall is completely voluntary and has been issued out of an abundance of care as no illnesses have been reported.
Original recall information published Jan. 23, 2019: On Jan. 23, General Mills issued a voluntary recall of 5-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour, as the products may contain salmonella. No one has been sickened, and the company did not receive any complaints; however, the potential presence of the pathogen during a random sampling prompted General Mills to pull the product from store shelves.
Recalled bags bear a use-by date of April 20, 2020.
If you have this item, you should throw it away immediately or return it to its place of purchase.
Dole recalled spinach due to possible salmonella contamination.
The recall is for six-ounce bags of Dole Baby Spinach and 10-ounce bags of Dole Baby Spinach clamshell, both with use-by dates of Aug. 5, 2019. The affected products were sold in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. You can visit the FDA’s website for a full list of codes printed on the recalled products.
Beef & pork
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recalled hundreds of pounds of beef and pork for a pretty scary reason. While processing the meat, a worker may have cut himself and blood could have contaminated the products. Yikes!
The recalled products are from brands Stock Yard Angus, Cattleman’s Selection, Patuxent Farms, SRA and are labeled with the establishment number “EST. 21103” inside the USDA mark of inspection so be sure to check the meat in your fridge and freezer!
Heads up, veg heads: several brands of hummus have been recalled, as the products may contain listeria.
The voluntary recall affects dips made between May 30 and June 25, and the potentially contaminated items were sold under the following names: Bucee’s, Fresh Thyme, Harris Teeter, Lantana, Lidl, Pita Pal, Reasor’s, Roundy’s, Schnucks and 7-Select.
No listeria was found, and no illnesses have been reported; however, according to the Food & Drug Administration, the hummus was recalled “out of an abundance of caution.”
Hot dog & hamburger buns
Before you barbeque this weekend, check your counters and fridge. Hot dog and hamburger buns have been recalled, as the products may contain pieces of hard plastic.
The voluntary recall was issued on July 9 and several brands have been affected, including Family Style, Great Value and Publix. To see all of the recalled products, click here. The buns were sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia and have “best by” dates ranging from July 17 to 19.
If you have any questions you should call Flowers’ Consumer Relations Center at 1-866-245-8921.
Butternut squash, cauliflower & zucchini
Trader Joe’s fans, brace yourselves. On July 2, 2019, some packages of butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini and vegetable bowls sold under the brands Green Giant, Trader Joe’s and Signature Farms were recalled due to possible listeria concerns.
The recall was voluntary and no one has reported being sick, but if you have purchased these items recently, it’s safest to toss them out. The packaged vegetables were produced at a factory in Biddeford, Maine, and were distributed to grocery stores across the United States, but Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Maine seem to be the most affected by the recall.
The recalled products have “Best if Used By” dates between June 26 and 29, 2019 so be sure to check your fridge! You can visit the FDA’s website for more information.
Parent’s Choice Advantage Infant Formula
If your little one is drinking formula, you may want to check your cabinets because 23,000 containers of Parent’s Choice Advantage milk-based infant formula has been recalled. According to Perrigo Company, the products may contain metal.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announed the recall on June 21. While no injuries or adverse affects have been reported, the recall was issued in an “abundance of caution.”
The 35-ounce containers were sold exclusively at Walmart and will have “lot code” C26EVFV on the bottom of the package. They will also have a “use by” date of February 26, 2021.
Signature Frozen Avocado Chunks
Bad news, smoothie lovers — if you’re a fan of tossing a few frozen pieces of avocado into your morning blend, you better check the label before you proceed.
No illnesses have been reported, but the makers of Signature Frozen Avocado Chunks have issued a recall due to possible Listeria contamination concerns. The recall involves 12-ounce bags of frozen Signature Select Avocado Chunks with a “Best Before” date of Oct 11, 2020 on the back of the package, and UPC number 2113009412 which can also be found on the back of the package. Affected states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming, Texas and Utah.
Ragú pasta sauce
One of the most popular premade pasta sauces, Ragú, has been recalled. The reason? The product may contain pieces of plastic.
The voluntary recall was issued by Mizkan America and affects both the “chunky” and “old world” varities. See below.
Ragú Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion (45 oz.)
Ragú Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion (66 oz.)
Ragú Old World Style Traditional (66 oz.)
Ragú Old World Style Meat (66 oz.)
The recalled products were produced between June 4 and 8 and have a “best by” date of June 4, June 5 or June 6, 2020.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled sauces should contact Mizkan America to receive a replacement, 1-800-328-7248.
You may want to think twice before blending up that breakfast smoothie because frozen berries have been recalled. The products in question may have been contaminated with Hepatitis A.
According to a public health alert issued by the Food and Drug Administration, the frozen berries were sold at Costco, Kroger and all Kroger-affiliate stores, including Ralphs, Fry’s and Fred Meyer. The items were shipped nationwide, and the recall affects the following products:
Kroger’s Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (48 oz.), expiring July 7, 2020
Kroger’s Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (16 oz.), expiring June 19, 2020
Kroger’s Private Selection Frozen Blackberries (16 oz.), expiring between June 19 and July 2, 2020
Kirkland Signature Three Berry Blend (48 oz.), which have best-by dates between Feb. 16 and May 4, 2020
If you have any of the recalled berries, you should discard them immediately. You should also contact your healthcare provider if you have ingested any of these items and do not have your HAV vaccine.
Updated June 18, 2018, at 10:15 a.m. ET: The Hometown Food Company has recalled 4,620 cases of Pillsbury Best Bread Flour, as the recalled items may be contaminated with E. coli.
The products were sold in several states, including Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and according to the Food and Drug Administration, the affected products have UPC item code 0 5150020031 5, lot code 8 342 and a use-by date of June 8, 2020.
Original recall information published March 12, 2018: Hometown Food Company issued a voluntary recall for select Pillsbury Unbleached All Purpose Flour products, amid concerns they may be contaminated with salmonella, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
An estimated 12,000 cases of flour have been recalled. If you have any flour with best if used by date of April 19, 2020 or April 20, 2020, toss it out or return it to the store you purchased it from for a refund.
Johnsonville Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage
More than 95,300 pounds of Johnsonville smoked sausages have been recalled, as the pre-cooked links may be contaminated with plastic materials.
The recall affects 14 oz. packages of Johnsonville Jalapeno Cheddar Smoked Sausages with a “Best By” date of June 9. The potentially contaminated products will also bear the establishment number “EST. 34224.”
Consumers who have purchased the recalled sausages are urged to throw them out and/or return them to the place of purchase.
Perdue Organic Chicken Tenders
Parents, check your freezers: 31,703 pounds of Perdue ready-to-eat chicken products have been recalled, including tenders, nuggets and strips.
According to the USDA, the affected products were recalled as they may contain extraneous materials, specifically bone materials. This is also a Class I recall, which means the health risk is high: “This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
The potentially contiminated products were produced on March 21, 2019 and include the following packages:
Perdue Simply Smart Organics Refrigerated Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders – Gluten Free (11.2 oz. trays)
Perdue Simply Smart Organic Refrigerated Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets – Whole Grain (12 oz. trays)
Perdue Simply Smart Organic Refrigerated Breaded Chicken Breast Strips – Whole Grain (12 oz. trays)
Chef Quik Breaded Chicken Tenders Boneless ‘Tender Shaped’ Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat (10-lb box)
Chef Quik Chicken Breast Strips ‘Strip Shaped’ Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat (10-lb box)
The recalled products also bear establishment number EST. P-369.
Perdue is encouraging consumers to discard these items immediately and/or return them to their place of purchase.
Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour
Cookies may be sweet, but food poisoning is not. The latter is often accompanied by a slew of unpleasant symptoms and if you want to avoid said symptoms, you’ll want to check your cabinets because 5-pound bags of all-purpose flour have been recalled from Aldi.
The recall affects Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour sold in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia. The recalled lots bear UPC code 041498130404.
The flour was recalled after several bags were linked to an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 17 people in eight states. No deaths have been reported.
Aldi is encouraging customers to discard affected products immediately and/or return them to their local store for a full refund.
If you were planning on grilling some steaks this weekend, you may have to change your plans because 62,000 pounds of beef were recalled.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a recall on May 22 because of possible E. coli contamination. The recall affects products with the establishment number “EST. 788” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Most of the recalled meats are steaks but you can check the full list here.
Vienna Beef hot dogs
More than 2,000 pounds of hot dogs have been recalled due to possible contamination by a forgien object.
The recall affects Vienna Beef hot dogs, specifically 10-pound packs sold to restaurants in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. According to a statement issued on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service website, the affected hot dogs could contain small pieces of metal. However, Vienna Beef’s vice president of marketing Tom McGlade has stated the potentially contaminated products were not sold to consumers, nor were they available online.
Ben & Jerry’s Coconut 7-Layer Bar & Chunky Monkey
Is there anything more tragic than an ice cream recall? One moment you’re enjoying your pint, and the next moment your nut allergy is going crazy.
Ben & Jerry’s is recalling limited quantities of their Coconut 7-Layer Bar 2.4 gallon containers and Chunky Monkey pints, due to the possible inclusion of tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, and hazelnuts) not disclosed on the labels, allergen list, or ingredients list. Right now the packages only specify that they contain walnuts and that they may contain other tree nuts, but the lack of specificity and the failure to include that on the allergen list could be extremely dangerous to those with severe nut allergies.
Look for 2.4 gallon containers of Coconut 7-Layer Bar with a UPC of 076840104246 and a “best by” date of SEP1520BJ4, and pints of Chunky Monkey that have a UPC of 076840100354 with “best by” dates of AUG2820BH2, AUG2920BH2, or AUG3020BH2.
If you think you’ve purchased one of the recalled ice creams, Unilever (the Ben & Jerry’s parent company” recommends that you “immediately discontinue use of the product, retain the outer container, and call 833-236-1237 for more information.”
Ground raw tuna from Jensen Tuna
If you like your tuna in the form of spicy tuna rolls and you’re not too proud to eat grocery store sushi, chances are your fave rolls contain frozen ground tuna.
Unfortunately, this means you need to be careful. Jensen Tuna is recalling its one-pound bags of frozen ground tuna imported from JK Fish in Vietnam due to a salmonella outbreak that the FDA believes began with the fish.
So far, 13 people have reported illnesses, and two were hospitalized. The tuna was shipped to Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, and Washington, and may have been distributed in other states, too. Because of this, the CDC recommends that before ordering or purchasing sushi containing tuna, you ask if it is from Jensen Tuna. The product was sold to retail and restaurants, not direct to consumer.
Suddenly eating local seafood seems like a much better idea.
Chips Ahoy! Chewy Cookies
On April 16, Mondelēz Global issued a voluntary recall for Chips Ahoy! Chewy cookies due to reports of an “unexpected solidified ingredient” in some packages. The recall only affects 13-ounce packages.
What exactly is this “unexpected solidified ingredient”? “In some instances, the cornstarch in our Chewy Chips Ahoy! recipe did not fully incorporate in the mixing procedure and solidified in the baking process,” company representative Elisabeth Wenner told CNN in an email.
The solidified pieces of cornstarch could pose a choking hazard.
The recall is for all 13-ounce packages nationwide with a “best when used by” date of September 7, 8, 14 and 15. If you have one of these packages, it’s best to toss them out to avoid any potential health hazards.
Attention, fruit lovers! On April 12, pre-cut melon produced by Caito Foods was recalled for a scary reason.
Caito Foods is advising people to throw away any of its products that contain watermelon, honeydew melon and cantaloupe after health officials connected the fruit to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened nearly 100 people. The fruit products being recalled are sold by Trader Joes, Kroger, Target, Walmart and Amazon/Whole Foods in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. You can view the full list of recalled products on the FDA’s website.
Everyone’s favorite toast topper was recalled on March 23rd due to possible listeria contamination. The recall is only for California-grown avocados being sold in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin. The avocados are labeled with a sticker that says “Bravocado”.
Henry Avocado, the supplier of the avocados being recalled is urging people to throw out affected avocados. “We are voluntarily recalling our products and taking every action possible to ensure the safety of consumers who eat our avocados,” Phil Henry, president of Henry Avocado, said in a statement.
Avocados grown in from Mexico and distributed by Henry Avocado are not being recalled and are safe to consume. subject to the recall and may continue to be sold and consumed.
Tyson Buffalo Chicken Strips
On March 21, Tyson Foods Inc. recalled over 69,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken. The USDA received complaints from two consumers who found pieces of metal in their chicken products, considered a Class I recall.
The three, specific products brought to USDA’s attention were produced on Nov. 30 and include 25-oz. Bags of Tyson’s fully-cooked buffalo-style chicken strips, 25-oz. bags of Tyson’s crispy chicken strips, and 20-lb. cases of frozen buffalo-style chicken strips — all three of which have the same “best if used by” date of Nov. 30, 2019. For more information, visit the USDA’s website.
Butterball Ground Turkey
On March 13, Butterball recalled over 78,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products that could be contaminated with salmonella. According to the USDA’s website, USDA, FSIS, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Production have been investigating a multistate outbreak of the salmonella illness, which includes five patients from two states. Three Butterball-brand ground turkey samples were collected from a residence in Wisconsin.
Produced on July 7, 2018, six products are of concern, including 16 oz. and 48 oz. packages of Butterball fresh ground turkey, both 85 percent lean and 93 percent lean; 48 oz. packages of Kroger ground turkey, 85 percent lean; and 48 oz. packages of Food Lion 15 percent fat ground turkey with natural flavorings. All products have a sell or freeze by” date of July 26, 2018. More information, including labels, can be found on USDA’s website.
Chef Boyardee Rice with Chicken
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Conagra is recalling almost 3,000 pounds of Chef Boyardee microwavable bowls because they were incorrectly labeled as chicken but contain beef. The recall is for 7.5-ounce canned microwavable bowls that say “Chef Boyardee rice with chicken & vegetables” on the label and have a package code of 210090151050045L, best-by date of July 8, 2020, and the establishment number “EST. 794” on the bottom.
Boston Market Boneless Pork Rib
If Boston Market is your go-to for weeknight dinners, you’d better check your freezer, because 86 tons of Boston Market’s boneless pork rib patties were recalled because they may be contaminated with pieces of glass or hard plastic.
Bellisio Foods issued a recall on Feb. 23 stating that “the frozen, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) boneless pork rib patties were produced on various dates from Dec. 7, 2018 to Feb. 15, 2019.”
The issue was reported after the establishment received consumer complaints about finding glass or hard plastic extraneous material in the rib-shaped patty.
Visit the USDA website for a full list of affected meals.
Pre-made frozen chicken meals
VICS Acquisition is recalling nearly 100,000 pounds of frozen chicken due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The premade products were sold at a number of popular grocery chains, including Walmart and Winn-Dixie, and according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, contain eggs.
The affected items are:
Happi Foodi Bloody Mary Inspired Chicken
Southeast Grocers Brand Marsala Chicken
Southeast Grocers Brand Mediterranean Herb Chicken
The recalled products were produced between Aug. 7 and Oct.15, 2018, and each bears establishment number P-34622 on its packaging.
Tyson Panko Chicken Nuggets
On Jan. 29, Tyson Foods recalled more than 36,000 pounds of fully cooked white meat chicken nuggets, as the products may be contaminated with extraneous materials, including rubber. The recalled items were sold in 5-pound bags and have a best-by date of Nov. 26, 2019. They also bear establishment number P-13556 inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to throw them away or return them to their place of purchase.
Perdue Fun Shapes Nuggets
For the second time in two weeks, Perdue is recalling chicken nuggets. The voluntary recall was issued because of an undeclared allergen and an incorrect UPC code. According to Perdue, approximately 21,000 packages of their refrigerated, fully cooked Fun Shapes Chicken Breast Nuggets contain milk. The back panel placed on the package also had the UPC Code 72745-00129. The correct Perdue Fun Shapes UPC Code is 72745-00107.
There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses and/or adverse reactions; however, if you have any of the affected chicken nuggets, Perdue is urging you to contact them directly for a full refund.
Peaches, Plums & Nectarines
On Jan. 24, Jac Vandenberg Inc. recalled thousands of cartons of peaches, plums and nectarines, as the fruits may be contaminated with listeria. The affected products were distributed in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia and sold in numerous stores, including Costco, Aldi and Walmart.
To determine if your fruits were impacted, check the official recall notice on the FDA website.
Satur Farms is voluntarily recalling several varieties of baby spinach and mesclun, as they may be contaminated with salmonella. The affected products were sold in New York and Florida in 5-ounce, 10-ounce and 16-ounce plastic clamshell containers.
They were also sold to food service companies in sealed poly bags.
Affected lots include:
Spinach lot: No. 18494
Spinach lot: No. 18513
Mesclun lot: No. 18520
And poly bags will be mark with “3#,” “4#,” “4 x 2.5#” or “4 x 3#.”
In response to the recall, Whole Foods is also issuing a recall of select food products that may contain said spinach, including salads, sandwiches, pizzas and wraps. A full list of affected Whole Foods products can be found on the Food & Drug Administration’s website.
If you have any of the affected items, the FDA advises you discard them immediately or return them to their place of purchase.
Perdue SimplySmart Chicken Nuggets
On Jan. 17, Perdue Foods recalled more than 68,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nuggets, as the products may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically wood.
The affected items — Perdue SimplySmart Organics Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets — were produced and packaged on Oct. 25, 2018, and bear a best-by date of Oct. 25, 2019.
The USDA advises consumers to discard these products immediately and/or return them to their place of purchase.
RXBar voluntarily recalled several of their protein bars, as the products may contain undeclared peanuts. The affected flavors include apple-cinnamon, blueberry, chocolate chip, chocolate-hazelnut, chocolate sea salt, coconut-chocolate, coffee-chocolate, mango-pineapple, maple sea salt, mint chocolate, mixed berry and pumpkin spice.
Apple-cinnamon-raisin, Berry Blast and Chocolate Chip RXBars Kids have also been recalled.
If you have any affected product(s) and a peanut allergy, you should discard the items immediately and contact your local retailer for a replacement or refund.
R.L. Zeigler sausages
On Dec. 30, 2018, R.L. Zeigler recalled more than 11,000 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage, as the links may contain extraneous materials, including metal. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the affected products were produced on Nov. 29, 2018, and include 24-ounce plastic packages of Zeigler Red Hots and Zeiger Extra Hot Red Hots.
Potentially contaminated packs will also be marked with establishment number “EST. P-9156S” and have a use-by date of Jan. 24, 2019.
If you have any affected products, the USDA urges you to discard them immediately and/or return them to their place of purchase.
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