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Recall roundup: protein snacks, Doritos, pesto and chicken burritos

Posted: 13 January 2020 | | No comments yet

Food and beverage products are recalled due to reasons ranging from contamination to incorrect labelling, and here is New Food’s roundup of the most recent cases.

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Fresh Location recalls protein snacks

Fresh Location, of Lenoir City, Tennessee is recalling Protein Snack Mix and Protein Trail Mix due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. To date, the company has not received any reports of illness related to the consumption of the Protein Snack Tray or Protein Trail Mix.

Almark Foods which manufactures the Hard-Boiled at the Gainesville facility may be associated with a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that has been linked to several reported illnesses and one reported death.

Affected product could have been delivered in the following states through convenience stores, micro markets, hospitals, hotels and vending machines: Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, and Mississippi.

Consumers who have purchased the affected product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Further information can be found on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.

Walkers Snack Foods recalls Doritos Tangy Cheese

Walkers Snack Foods is recalling Doritos Tangy Cheese as a precautionary measure because it contains soya which is not accurately declared on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to soya.

Walkers Snack has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

Consumers who have purchased the product and have an allergy to soya, are urged to not consume it and instead return it to the store from where it was purchased for a full refund.

Further information can be found on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website.

Tesco recalls various pesto products

Tesco is recalling various pesto products because they may contain peanuts, which are not declared on the label. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanuts.

Tesco has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. Tesco has issued point-of-sale notice to their customers. This notice explains to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products.

Consumers who have purchased the product and have an allergy to soya, are urged to not consume it and instead return it to the store from where it was purchased for a full refund.

Further information can be found on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website.

Culinary International, LLC recalls Chicken Burrito Products

Culinary International, LLC, a Vernon, California establishment, is recalling approximately 626 pounds of egg burrito products labelled as chicken burrito products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain eggs, a known allergen, which was not declared on the product label.

The frozen, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) chicken burrito items were produced on 10 September 2019. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-6009” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the case, and on the back of the immediate packaging with the lot code. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered after FSIS and the firm received consumer complaints reporting that the cilantro lime chicken burritos were actually egg burritos.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Further information can be found on the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) website.

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