Cuisine Innovations Unlimited, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of Two Varieties of Earth Grown Frozen Falafel Due to Possible Health Risk
Cuisine Innovations Unlimited, LLC of 180 Lehigh Avenue, Lakewood, NJ, is voluntarily recalling its Earth Grown Vegan Traditional Falafel and Garlic & Herb Falafel Distributed & Sold Exclusively by Aldi, Batavia, IL due to the possible presence of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli.
Shiga-toxin-producing E. coli is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include stomach cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. The illness primarily impacts elderly individuals, children, and people with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.
The voluntarily recalled Earth Grown Vegan Traditional Falafel And Garlic & Herb Falafel Distributed & Sold Exclusively by Aldi, Batavia, IL were distributed in ALDI retail stores in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The product comes in a bag in a box marked with any of the following Lot numbers: 1472, 1481, 1531, 1532, 1541, 1552, 1561, 1581, 1601, 1611, 1612, 1661, 1682, 1732, 1752, 1762, 1782, 1802, and 1812, and would have been shipped to stores after June 24, 2021. The lot number can be found in the “Best if used by” area on the outside flap of the box. There has been no further production of this product.
There have been 20 reported cases in six (6) states (FL, IA, KS, MI, OH and WI) with onset dates reported between July 24, 2022 and September 19, 2022 with 5 hospitalization and no deaths.
Consumers who have purchased Earth Grown Vegan Traditional Falafel and Garlic & Herb Falafel Distributed & Sold Exclusively by Aldi, Batavia, IL with any of the above lot numbers after June 24, 2021, are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time at 1-201-439-1036, Ext. 26.
Additional information and product photos are available at: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/cuisine-innovations-unlimited-llc-issues-voluntary-recall-two-varieties-earth-grown-frozen-falafel
Flowers Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Certain TastyKake and Mrs. Freshley’s Glazed Pies
Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is voluntarily recalling Tastykake® and Mrs. Freshley’s glazed pies due to undeclared soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The products being recalled were distributed from Sept. 26, 2022 through Oct. 6, 2022 to retail and vending customers throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The packages have either an “Enjoy By” date of 10/28/2022 through 11/07/2022 and/or product codes 307 2263 through 307 2274 printed on the front of the packages. The UPC codes are printed on the back of the packages.
The recall was initiated after discovering that certain pies were made with an ingredient containing soy, which is not listed on the product label. No related illnesses or incidents have been reported to date.
Following is information about the products involved in the recall. People allergic to soy should not consume products if the “Enjoy By” dates, UPC and/or Product Codes below are printed on the package.
Additional information and product photos are available at: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/flowers-foods-issues-allergy-alert-undeclared-soy-certain-tastykake-and-mrs-freshleys-glazed-pies
Craftology, LLC DBA Dutch Treat Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashews in “Craftology This is My Happy Place Pasta Salad”
Craftology, LLC dba Dutch Treat Foods of Zeeland, MI, is recalling its 14 ounce containers of “Craftology This Is My Happy Place Pasta Salad” because they may contain undeclared cashews. People who have allergies to cashews run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled “Craftology This Is My Happy Place Pasta Salad” was distributed in the midwestern United States in retail stores.
The product comes in a 14 ounce clear plastic clamshell package with a single label wrapped around on the top, side, and bottom of the container.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
This recall is not arising out of a food safety hazard caused by Craftology, LLC dba Dutch Treat Foods (“Company”). Company sources sunflower seeds from Lipari Foods Operating Company (“Lipari”), which sources that ingredient from Shah Trading Company Limited (“Shah Trading”). On October 5, 2022, Lipari, a distributor of Shah Trading products, initiated a recall of sunflower seeds that Company uses in the above referenced product due to an undeclared allergen, Cashew, which was discovered in a case of the Sunflower Seeds Oil RS bulk product produced by Shah Trading. Accordingly, Company is issuing a voluntary recall of product that contain the affected lot of the Shah Trading sunflower seeds. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of Company’s product.
Consumers who have purchased 14 ounce packages of "Craftology This Is My Happy Place Pasta Salad" are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 616-772-5921 Monday through Friday, 7AM to 3PM EST.
Additional information and product photos are available at: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/craftology-llc-dba-dutch-treat-foods-issues-allergy-alert-undeclared-cashews-craftology-my-happy
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