The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that the gravy component of ready-to-eat Hy-Vee beef pot roast entrée products may contain wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the finished product label. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers with an allergy to wheat are aware that these products should not be consumed. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase.
The beef pot roast entrée products were produced on various dates between December 26, 2022 and January 17, 2023. The following products are subject to the public health alert [view labels]:
11.6 oz. plastic containers containing “HyVee mealtime BEEF POT ROAST DINNER” with Best If Use By dates of 01/03/2023 – 01/24/2023 and lot codes of 22361-23017.
25.5 oz. plastic containers containing “HyVee mealtime BEEF POT ROAST DINNER” with Best If Used By dates of 01/02/2023 – 01/24/2023 and lot codes of 22360-23016.
The products bear establishment number “EST. 51558” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The problem was discovered when the establishment identified that they received a substitute gravy mix from their spice supplier that includes wheat, whereas the normal gravy mix does not. The establishment notified FSIS that the label on the back of the product does not list wheat contained in the substitute gravy mix.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.
FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers with a wheat allergy who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumers and members of the media with questions about the public health alert can contact Tina Potthoff, Senior Vice President of Communications of Hy-Vee, at 515-559-5770 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.
Utopia Foods Inc of Glendale, NY, is expanding the recall of its 200g packages of “Enoki Mushrooms”, imported from China, with clear and blue plastic packages with clear markings of “Best before 03/02/2023” or “Best before 03.09.23” distributed between January 6th to January 13th, 2023 because they have the potential to be contaminated with 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 diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The product comes in a 200g, clear and blue plastic package with brand name “UTOPIA” and bar code 8928918610017 marked on the packaging.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recalled “Enoki Mushrooms” were distributed in NY, NJ and CT to produce wholesale companies.
The distribution of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.
All vendors who have distributed the 200g packages of “Enoki Mushrooms” should immediately cease the distribution and notify their customers of the recall and recall instructions. If their customers have further distributed the product notify them to instruct their customers.
Consumers who have purchased the item are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718.389.8898.
If you have any questions regarding this listserve, please contact 573-751-6095 Bureau of Environmental Health Services
GFA Production (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Easy Care First Aid® Burn Cream and First Aid Kits Due to Microbial Contamination
December 23, 2022 – Xiamen, Fujian, GFA Production (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Easy Care first aid® AfterBurn ® Cream, 0.9 g single-use packets. The single use packets are sold in boxes of 10 or packaged in certain First Aid kits. This recall is to the consumer level. FDA analysis found the product to be contaminated with Bacillus licheniformis, and Bacillus sonorensis.
Risk Statement: In immunocompromised patients, the topical use of the contaminated Easy Care® AfterBurn® Cream 0.9g single-use packets could potentially result in severe or life-threatening adverse events such as bacteremia, sepsis, and peritonitis. In non-immunocompromised patients, the population most likely to use the product, the use of the defective product may result in infectious complications, for instance skin infections, but in this population the infections are expected to be less severe and more readily responsive to treatment. To date, GFA Production (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.
The Easy Care first aid® AfterBurn® Cream 0.9 g single-use packet, is used as an over the counter first-aid treatment for minor burns. The single use packets bear lot number W06I28 and are packaged in boxes of ten or included in the certain First Aid kits named below. The lot number of the single use packet can be found on the back of the packet. The lot number for the First Aid Kit that contains the single use packet can be found on each kit, either on the product hang-tag or on the bottom of the kit. The product was distributed nationwide to retailers from March 4, 2022 through December 12, 2022. Refer to the images below for guidance on where to find the lot code details. If your product does not have a lot code that is listed in the below table then it is not part of this recall and can be used as intended.
|Box of 10||9999-1515||EasyCare First Aid® AfterBurn® Cream, 0.9g single-use packet||W06I28||09/28/2024|
|First Aid Kit||1015-0150||Adventure® Marine 150||W06I20||09/20/2024|
|0120-0213||Adventure® First Aid 1.0||W06C05 W06F10 W06H15||03/05/2024
|0120-0212||Adventure® First Aid 1.5||W06H15||08/15/2024|
Easy Care First Aid® 25 Person 2009 ANSI
Easy Care First Aid® 10 Person 2009 ANSI
|9999-2150||Easy Care First Aid® Class A ANSI 25 Person||W06C05
|9999-2132||Easy Care First Aid® 25 Person 2009 ANSI||W06H15||08/15/2024|
|2980-0700||CVS® First Aid Home||W06H15||08/15/2024|
|9999-2132||Easy Care First Aid® 25 Person 2009 ANSI||W06H15||08/15/2024|
|9999-2131||Easy Care First Aid® 10 Person 2009 ANSI||W06H15||08/15/2024|
GFA Production (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. is notifying its distributor by e-mail and is arranging for the return of all recalled Easy Care first aid® AfterBurn® Cream, .9g single-use packets and the certain First Aid kits that contain them. Retailers that have any 0.9 g single-use packets or the First Aid kit lots listed above should return them to their distributor. Consumers should stop using the Easy Care first aid® AfterBurn® Cream .9g single-use packet and discard it.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact the U.S. distributor, Adventure Ready Brands, by email to email@example.com or telephone to 603-837-0285 on Monday to Friday from 9:00AM and 5:00PM, Eastern Time. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.
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12/12/22: Byheart Issues Voluntary Recall of Five Batches of Its Infant Formula Because of Possible Health Risk
None of the distributed ByHeart product has tested positive for any contaminants
No consumer complaints received, to date, that would indicate any illness
Recall is not related to ByHeart’s own manufacturing facility in Reading, PA in any way; facility continues to run 24/7; re-stock expected in January
ByHeartExternal Link Disclaimer, a next-generation baby nutrition company, announced today that, out of an abundance of caution, it has chosen to voluntarily recall five batches of ByHeart Whole Nutrition Infant Formula due to the potential for cross-contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii. No distributed ByHeart product has tested positive for the bacteria.
The product being recalled is ByHeart Whole Nutrition Infant Formula, Milk Based Powder with Iron for 0-12 Months in 24 oz containers. The formula under voluntary recall was distributed directly to consumers in the U.S. and can be identified by the number on the bottom of the can. Recalled product batches are 22273 C1, 22276 C1, 22277 C1, 22278 C1, and 22280 C1 printed with use by 01 JAN 24 or 01JUL 24.
Cronobacter bacteria can cause severe, life-threatening infections (sepsis) or meningitis (an inflammation of the membranes that protect the brain and spine). Symptoms of sepsis and meningitis may include poor feeding, irritability, temperature changes, jaundice (yellow skin and whites of the eyes), grunting breaths and abnormal movements. Cronobacter infection may also cause bowel damage and may spread through the blood to other parts of the body.
It is important to note that this recall is not related to ByHeart’s own manufacturing in any way. In addition, the company has not received any consumer complaints that would indicate any illness, to date; illness complaints are an early detection of safety concerns. If a baby has already consumed all of the formula, there is no reason for concern, and no additional action is needed. If parents have any questions, they should consult with their pediatrician.
ByHeart owns its entire manufacturing supply chain with the exception of final canning, which is conducted by a reputable third-party packager. ByHeart is taking this precautionary measure because one test sample collected from the third-party packaging facility tested positive for Cronobacter sakazakii. All product packaged that day, and the first production on the next day, was isolated for destruction and not distributed. Out of an abundance of caution, we are now recalling all product produced during the entire production run.
As a company committed to parents, ByHeart holds itself to the highest standards when it comes to safety and applauds the FDA’s efforts to oversee the safe manufacturing of infant formula. Parents can remain confident in the safety of ByHeart’s products as the company continues to expand its investments in infant formula innovation, clinical studies, and industry-leading quality standards. ByHeart’s manufacturing facility in Reading, PA, continues to operate 24/7, and the company is committed to providing customers formula in January.
What ByHeart Customers Should Do
Customers who purchased ByHeart product should check the bottom of the can and dispose of product from batches 22273 C1, 22276 C1, 22277 C1, 22278 C1, and 22280 C1. ByHeart is setting up a webpage at https://byheart.com/noticesExternal Link Disclaimer with additional information about its measures. Should customers have any other questions or want to find out if the product they have is included in the voluntary recall, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or text ByHeart at 1-909-506-2354. The company will also be reaching out directly to all customers via email who purchased orders from these identified batches.
ByHeart knows that formula is critical to a baby’s health and growth and wants to make sure that all customers have what they need to keep their baby fed and healthy, no matter what brand of formula they use. While ByHeart works 24/7 to meet the demand for formula, the fastest way the company can replace the formula customers purchased is to cover the cost of two cans of alternate formula. Additionally, affected customers will receive two cans of their next order of ByHeart Whole Nutrition Formula for free.
If your infant is experiencing symptoms related to Cronobacter infection, contact your health care provider to report their symptoms and receive immediate care. To report an illness or adverse event, you can
- Call an FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator if you wish to speak directly to a person about your problem.
- Complete an electronic Voluntary MedWatch form online.
- Complete a paper Voluntary MedWatch form that can be mailed to the FDA.