Recall roundup: RITZ crackers, oatmeal, bread and curry sauce
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.
Mondelēz Global LLC recalls RITZ Cheese Cracker Sandwiches Family Size Product
Mondelēz Global LLC has announced a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of RITZ Cheese Cracker Sandwiches Family Size product in the United States. This recall is being conducted because the outer packaging indicates that the product is Cheese variety, while the individually-wrapped product contained in the package is Peanut Butter variety.
The outer carton does, however, provide an allergen advisory statement indicating that the product “May contain peanuts.” In addition, the inner package contains 16, 1.35oz. individually-wrapped six-cracker sandwiches that are properly labelled as RITZ Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches and declare peanut as an ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanut may risk serious or life- threatening allergic reactions by consuming this product.
This recall is limited exclusively to the RITZ Cheese Cracker Sandwiches Family Size (21.6 oz. carton) product with specific Best When Used By Dates, available at retail stores nationwide. No other RITZ products, Mondelēz Global LLC products nor any other geographies outside the US are included in or affected by this recall.
There have been no reports of injury or illness reported to Mondelēz Global to date related to this product and we are issuing this recall as a precaution.
Consumers who have this product should discard any product they may have. Consumers can contact the company for more information about the recall.
Medifast Inc. recalls OPTAVIA Essential Old Fashioned Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal
Medifast, Inc. of Baltimore is recalling 24,923 boxes of OPTAVIA Essential Old Fashioned Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal because the product may contain undeclared traces of milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. No other Medifast or OPTAVIA products have been impacted.
The recall was initiated after discovering that certain lots of OPTAVIA Essential Old Fashioned Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal packets inadvertently contain undeclared traces of milk. The issue was discovered when the company was contacted by a customer. No other complaints have been reported and no other products are affected by this issue.
If consumers have product with the indicated lot numbers and “Best By” dates, they have been advised to destroy it.
The Essential Baking Company recalls Sliced Columbia Bread
The Essential Baking Company of Seattle, Washington is recalling 84 loaves of 32 oz. Sliced Columbia Bread, expiration date 6 May 2020, due to undeclared egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The actual product in the bags may be 16 oz. Challah Bread which was mis-labelled as Sliced Columbia Bread and the label does not declare egg.
The mislabelled Sliced Columbia was distributed in the Puget Sound Metropolitan area in Washington only on 3 May 2020. The company became aware of the problem around through internal review and immediately called each of the stores that received the product to have any remaining product removed from shelves.
No illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Further information regarding the above recalls can be found on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.
Top Star Marketing UK recalls GoGo Pan Masala
Top Star Marketing UK Ltd. is recalling Shahzada Industries GoGo Fresh & Sweet Pan Masala because it contains flour from an unknown source, which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with allergies or intolerances.
Investigations into the type of allergen are ongoing.
This product is also subject to a Product Recall Information Notice because it contains the illegal dye Rhodamine B, which may pose a health risk.
Top Star Marketing UK Ltd. has been advised to contact 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 bought the above product have been advised not to eat it and instead contact the company to arrange a refund. If customers are making an essential trip to the store from where it was bought, they can also return the item in-store for a full refund.
Further information regarding the above recall can be found on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website.