Food and Pet Food Recalls

Date:10/4/2021
Official Message No.:111081-10-4-2021-RECL
Contact Info: Alan | 609-947-8595 | jaime.ahn@doh.nj.gov
Attachments: No

Please review the following message from Alan Talarsky, Environmental Scientist 4, Public Health and Food Protection Program, NJDOH regarding the following Class 1 Recalls issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:

 

1.       Greenhead Lobster Products of Bucksport, Maine is recalling 5,749 lbs. of frozen cooked lobster meat because of a potential contamination 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.

 

Products listed in the table below were distributed to Maine and New Hampshire who distributed nationwide through wholesale distributers.

 

The potential for contamination was noted after a routine sampling program by the company revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. It should be noted that no other Greenhead Lobster Products retail products are impacted by this recall. This recall has been initiated in abundance of caution due to the potential for contamination.

 

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

 

Consumers who have purchased products listed in the table are urged not to consume this product and to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our customer service desk at (207) 367-0950 between the hours of 8:00 Am and 4:00 Pm Eastern Standard Time.

To identify the product, look for the best if used by date clearly labeled on the front of the package on the white label.  Size of packaging is in the table below.

 

Through training, research, sanitation, and application of the most current seafood handling practices, we strive for continuous improvement. Therefore, we will continue to conduct routine testing on our products and adhere to our strict sanitation protocols to always keep customer safety as our priority.

 

Table of Affected Products

 

Product Name

Packaging

Best if Used By

Greenhead Lobster Frozen Cooked Claw and Knuckle Meat 2lbs.

2lbs portioned clear bag

5/10/23, 6/8/23, 6/9/23, 6/10/23,6/15/23, 6/17/23, 6/23/23, 6/28/23, 8/3/23

Greenhead Lobster Frozen Cooked Claw and Knuckle Meat 1lbs.

1lbs portioned clear bag

6/22/23

Greenhead Lobster Frozen Cooked Broken Meat 2lbs.

2lbs portioned clear bag

5/10/23, 6/17/23, 6/22/23, 6/23/23, 8/3/23, 8/24/23, 8/25/23

Greenhead Lobster Frozen Cooked Tail Meat 2lbs

2lbs portioned clear bag

6/17/23, 6/22/23, 6/23/23

Greenhead Lobster Frozen Cooked Claw and Knuckle Meat 10.3 oz

10.3 Oz portioned printed bag

5/10/23, 6/9/23, 6/10/23

Greenhead Lobster Frozen Cooked Scored Claws 3lbs

3lbs portioned clear bag

6/8/23, 6/15/23


Company Contact Information

Consumers:

Greenhead Lobster Products

 

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2. FROMM FAMILY FOODS is issuing a voluntary recall of approximately 5,500 cases of Fromm Shredded can Entrée dog food due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.

Consumers should stop feeding the products listed below to their dogs.

 

Potential adverse reactions could occur in all size dogs.  No reports of illness or injury have been reported from consumers to date, however Fromm management has determined it is prudent to pull these four lots out of distribution.

 

Dogs ingesting elevated levels of Vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D when consumed at very high levels can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Consumers who have dogs that have consumed any of the affected products and are exhibiting these symptoms should contact their veterinarian.

 

Affected recalled products were distributed at neighborhood pet stores nationwide. Products are packaged in 12 oz. cans with Best By Date 08/2024. A full list of affected products is below:

 

Product Name

Net Weight

UPC

Best By Date Range

Four-Star SHREDDED BEEF IN GRAVY ENTRÉE
food for dogs, 12 cans per case, 11877

12 oz. per can

7270511876

Best By Date 082024

Four-Star SHREDDED CHICKEN IN GRAVY ENTRÉE
food for dogs, 12 cans per case, 11881

12 oz. per can

7270511880

Best By Date 082024

Four-Star SHREDDED PORK IN GRAVY ENTRÉE
food for dogs, 12 cans per case, 11879

12 oz. per can

7270511878

Best By Date 082024

Four-Star SHREDDED TURKEY IN GRAVY ENTRÉE
food for dogs, 12 cans per case, 11883

12 oz. per can

7270511882

Best By Date 082024

 

There are no other Fromm products affected by this recall. The recall was initiated after we discovered, through our own analysis, that these products may contain elevated levels of Vitamin D.  We have identified and isolated the error, and in addition to our existing safety process, we have put corrective actions into place to prevent this from happening again.

 

This voluntary recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

Consumers who have purchased Fromm Four-Star Shredded Entrée canned dog food are urged to return the product to your retailer. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-325-6331 from Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, Central Time, or may contact info@frommfamily.com.

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Company Contact Information

Consumers:

Fromm Four-Star Shredded Entrée

Media:

Lauren Grimm

 

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No action is required of local health departments at this time for either of these recalls. If any requests for assistance are received from FDA, the Public Health and Food Protection Program will contact you. For additional information regarding warnings and recalls, please click on the weblink below.

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