Product Recalls

Gila River Health Care’s Infection Control Preventionist keeps you updated with announcements of product recalls and alerts. The following are foods and other products that have been recalled from various companies or that have information published about them for your health safety.


Figi’s Issues Recall Alert Due to Undeclared Allergen (Milk) in Dark Chocolate Gingersnaps

Relish Foods, Inc Recalls Frozen Tuna Loins Because of Possible Health Risk

Mann Packing Recalls Minimally Processed Vegetable Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Halloween Safety: Costumes, Makeup, Candy and Colored Contact Lenses

Great Lakes Cheese Announces Recall Of American Accent Shredded Imitation Mozzarella Cheese Product

Relish Foods, Inc Recalls Frozen Tuna Loins Because of Possible Health Risk

Spicely Organics Recalls Organic Tarragon Because Of Possible Health Risk

La Terra Fina Recalls 10 oz. Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan Dip & Spread Due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergen

Bel Brands USA, Inc. Issues a Nationwide Voluntary Recall Of Merkts Port Wine Cheese Spread Because Of Possible Foreign Bodies Found In a Limited Batch Of Products

Sid Wainer & Son® Initiates Class 1 Recall for Jansal Valley® Dried Chili De Arbol Peppers

The month of October is high mosquito season in Sonora, Mexico and there have been reports of local transmission of dengue and Zika viruses. Areas affected include popular resort destinations like Rocky Point.

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Simply Fresh Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Single Serve Cups of San Francisco Seafood Salad Made with Greek Yogurt

09/08/2017 07:52 PM EDT

Garden of Life LLC Issues Recall of Baby Organic Liquid Formula

09/08/2017 09:49 AM EDT

Dedinas-Franzak Enterprises Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In Big Win Butter Popcorn

08/28/2017 03:08 PM EDT

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Lucky Mart Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of Piyanping Anti-Itch Lotion Due to Incorrect Active Ingredient

08/30/2017 05:20 PM EDT

Seven Sundays LLC. Recalls Vanilla Cherry Pecan Muesli Because of Possible Health Risk

08/16/2017 09:38 AM EDT

Grand BK Corp. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nuts (Almonds, Walnuts and Cashews) in “California Aloha Mix”

08/15/2017 05:28 PM EDT

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MADHAVA Natural Sweeteners Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in its 13.8 oz. MMM… Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

08/11/2017 04:55 PM EDT

Litehouse Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg In Product

08/14/2017 04:52 PM EDT

FDA Investigates Multiple Salmonella Outbreak Strains Linked to Papayas

07/25/2017 07:35 PM EDT

Bhu Foods Voluntarily Recalls Protein Bars for Possible Health Risk

07/21/2017 07:37 PM EDT

Voluntary Recall of CLIF BUILDER’S Bar Chocolate Mint Flavor, CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Mint and CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Chip Flavors

07/05/2017 06:52 PM EDT

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House of Thaller Recalls Selected Pine Nut Hummus Products Because of Possible Health Risk

06/20/2017 11:05 AM EDT

United Natural Trading LLC Announces Voluntary Recall of Products Containing Organic and Natural Chopped Dates Due to Possible Health Risk

06/20/2017 04:03 PM EDT

JFC International Inc. Issues Missing English Label and Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat, Soybean, and Fish (Bonito) in Futaba Sesame Hijiki Rice Seasoning

06/20/2017 08:39 PM EDT

Phillips Company Issues Voluntary Worldwide Recall of All Topical Products Due to Concerns of Manufacturing Practices

06/14/2017 02:42 PM EDT

Wildway LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of Certain Grain-Free Granola Products

06/14/2017 09:29 PM EDT

Gomacro Recalls Limited Number of Macrobars and Thrive Bars Because of Possible Health Risk

06/15/2017 09:53 AM EDT

Bulletproof 360, Inc. Recalls Collagen Protein Bars and Bites Because of Possible Health Risk

06/15/2017 07:00 AM EDT

Kroger Expands Recall of 12 oz. packages of Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts because of Possible Health Risk

06/15/2017 11:55 AM EDT

Fry’s Food Stores Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans and Tree Nuts in Bakehouse Bread Cranberry Orange Bread

06/05/2017 03:58 PM EDT

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Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. Announces a Voluntary Recall on Select Golden Temple®, Swad®, and Maya® Flour Products in the U.S. Due to Possible E. Coli 0121 Contamination

05/31/2017 11:45 AM EDT

How to Safely Use Glucose Meters and Test Strips for Diabetes

L.A. Lucky Brand Basil Seed 2.1 oz Voluntary Recall Because of Possible Health Risk

05/23/2017 07:54 PM EDT

Hail Merry Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Labeling Error

05/24/2017 05:40 PM EDT

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California Sun Dry Foods Announces a Voluntary Recall of Mislabeled California Sun Dry Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Due to Undeclared Almond and Milk Allergen

05/25/2017 08:09 PM EDT

Lamb Weston Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Red Robin Burgers and Brews Crispy Onion Rings Sold in Grocery Stores

05/11/2017 09:45 PM EDT

Trident Seafoods Corporation Recalls Frozen Multi-Grain Alaskan Cod Due to Possible Health Risk

05/11/2017 08:28 PM EDT

Mikawaya Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanuts In Limited Quantity Of Mikawaya Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream

05/10/2017 03:10 PM EDT

Soylent Issues Allergy Alert On Potential Undeclared Milk in Soylent 1.8 Powder

04/24/2017 08:53 AM EDT

Frito-Lay Recalls Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Due to Potential Presence of <em>Salmonella</em>

04/21/2017 09:15 PM EDT

Beyond Meat Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut in Beyond Meat Feisty Crumbles

04/17/2017 06:37 PM EDT

Orthodox Baking Co Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Almond Paste In “Chocolate Kokosh Cake”

04/11/2017 10:36 AM EDT

Standard Homeopathic Company Issues Nationwide Recall of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets Due to Mislabeling

04/13/2017 08:52 PM EDT

Jimmy’s Cookies LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in The Bakery Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies LOT# 047

04/17/2017 03:33 PM EDT

Conagra Brands Recalls Hunt’s Chili Kits Due To Potential Presence Of Salmonella In Spice Packet

04/02/2017 04:41 PM EDT

Sunshine Bakery Announces Voluntary Recall of Cassava Cake And Mixed Nut Mooncake

03/28/2017 05:53 PM EDT

EuroCan Manufacturing Voluntarily Recalling Barnsdale Farms® Pig Ears Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

03/20/2017 06:47 PM EDT

Blue Buffalo Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain Recipe TM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food For Adult DogsDue to Potential Health Risk

03/17/2017 10:27 PM EDT

Wellpet Voluntarily Recalls a Limited Amount of One Recipe of Canned Topper For Dogs Due to Potential Elevated Levels of Naturally Occurring Beef Thyroid Hormone

03/17/2017 09:19 PM EDT

Vulto Creamery Issues Voluntary Recall of All Soft, Wash-Rind Raw Milk Cheeses Because of Possible Health Risk

03/07/2017 11:41 AM EST

Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. Voluntarily Recalls Edamame Due to Potential Health Risk

03/17/2017 02:27 PM EDT

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This disease is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, striking some groups more often than others.

Evanger’s Pet Food and Against the Grain Voluntarily Recalls Additional Products Out of Abundance of Caution due to Potential Adulteration with Pentobarbital

03/04/2017 11:04 AM EST

The Soynut Butter Co Recalls I.M. Healthy Original Creamy Soynut Butter Because Of Possible Health Risk

03/05/2017 10:36 AM EST

Landies Candies Co. Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts on “WEGMANS MILK CHOCOLATE (BIG EAR BUNNY) SUCKER”

03/07/2017 10:57 AM EST

Lakeview Cheese and Bashas’ Family of Stores Issue Voluntary Cheese Recall

02/24/2017 03:55 PM EST

MDS Foods Inc, of Massillon, OH is Expanding the Current Recall to include Products Identified by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana from their 02/15/2017 Product Recall

02/20/2017 01:36 PM EST

Bee International issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in “Plastic Heart Tubes with Chocolate Lentils”

02/21/2017 01:20 PM EST

Sargento Recalls Select Products

02/14/2017 11:01 AM EST

Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Ind. has notified Sargento Foods Inc. that a specialty Longhorn Colby cheese they supplied to Sargento must be recalled due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported.

Legendary Baking Issues Allergy Alert-Almonds and Egg in Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie Allergens Declared but Listed Under “May Contain”

02/09/2017 11:02 AM EST

Legendary Baking of Denver, CO, is recalling its 34 ounce packages of Private Selection Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie because the almonds and eggs were listed under “may contains” instead of “contains”. People who have allergies to almonds and eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

New American Food Products, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Weigels’s Mountain Valley and Royal Farms Market Place- Milk Chocolate Vanilla Caramels due to Undeclared Peanuts

01/31/2017 09:27 AM EST


Chlorhexidine Gluconate: Drug Safety Communication – Rare But Serious Allergic Reactions

AUDIENCE: Nursing, Surgery, Dentistry, Patient

ISSUE: FDA is warning that rare but serious allergic reactions have been reported with the widely used skin antiseptic products containing chlorhexidine gluconate. Although rare, the number of reports of serious allergic reactions to these products has increased over the last several years. See the FDA Drug Safety Communication for a data summary.

As a result, FDA is requesting the manufacturers of over-the-counter (OTC) antiseptic products containing chlorhexidine gluconate to add a warning about this risk to the Drug Facts labels.

ISSUE: FDA is warning that rare but serious allergic reactions have been reported with the widely used skin antiseptic products containing chlorhexidine gluconate. Although rare, the number of reports of serious allergic reactions to these products has increased over the last several years. See the FDA Drug Safety Communication for a data summary.

As a result, FDA is requesting the manufacturers of over-the-counter (OTC) antiseptic products containing chlorhexidine gluconate to add a warning about this risk to the Drug Facts labels.

BACKGROUND: Chlorhexidine gluconate is mainly available in OTC products to clean and prepare the skin before surgery and before injections in order to help reduce bacteria that potentially can cause skin infections. These products are available as solutions, washes, sponges, and swabs and under many different brand names and as generics. Chlorhexidine gluconate is also available as a prescription mouthwash to treat gingivitis and as a prescription oral chip to treat periodontal disease.

Prescription chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwashes and oral chips used for gum disease already contain a warning about the possibility of serious allergic reactions in their labels.

In 1998, FDA issued a Public Health Notice to warn health care professionals about the risk of serious allergic reactions with medical devices such as dressings and intravenous lines that contain chlorhexidine gluconate.

RECOMMENDATION: Health care professionals should always ask patients if they have ever had an allergic reaction to any antiseptic before recommending or prescribing a chlorhexidine gluconate product. Advise patients to seek immediate medical attention if they experience any symptoms of an allergic reaction when using the products. Consider using alternative antiseptics such as povidone-iodine, alcohols, benzalkonium chloride, benzethonium chloride, or parachlorometaxylenol (PCMX) when any previous allergy to chlorhexidine gluconate is documented or suspected.

Patients and consumers should stop using the product that contains chlorhexidine gluconate and seek medical attention immediately or call 911 if they experience symptoms of a serious allergic reaction. These reactions can occur within minutes of exposure. Symptoms include wheezing or difficulty breathing; swelling of the face; hives that can quickly progress to more serious symptoms; severe rash; or shock, which is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body is not getting enough blood flow.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

Read the MedWatch alert, including a link to the FDA Drug Safety Communication, at:

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm539575.htm


 

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