Recall Wrap-up 12/6/14 – 12/12/14

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Most of this past week’s recalls are for various food related allergies.  If you have a food allergy, please make sure you check products being used in the food you’re purchasing.

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Bicycle Helmets Recalled by UVEX Sports Due to Risk of Head Injury (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:30:00 GMT) Helmet’s chinstrap can fail, causing the helmets to slide off the head, posing a head injury hazard.

GCI Outdoor Recalls to Repair Stadium Seats Due to Risk of Injury (Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:00:00 GMT) The backrest on BleacherBack stadium seats can fail.

Food and Drug Administration–Recalls/Safety Alerts

Giant Eagle Recalls Apple Pistachio Salad With or Without Chicken Because of Possible Health Risk (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:50:00 -0500) Giant Eagle has issued a recall of Giant Eagle Apple Pistachio Salad and Apple Pistachio Salad with Chicken because the salads may contain fresh cut Gala red apples currently recalled by Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. To date, Giant Eagle has received no reports of customer illnesses associated with this recall.

Whalen’s Horseradish Products, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Anchovy in Whalen’s Seafood & Burger Sauce (Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:35:00 -0500) Whalen’s Horseradish Products, Inc. of Galway, NY is recalling WHALEN’S SEAFOOD & BURGER SAUCE, because it contains undeclared anchovy, an element of the Worcestershire Sauce used in the finished product. People who have an allergy to fish run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Cut Fruit Containing Gala Red Apple in a Few States in North East US Because of Possible Health Risk (Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:22:00 -0500) Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (“Del Monte Fresh”) announced today the voluntary recall of fresh cut fruit containing Gala red apples grown in Pennsylvania. The affected product was distributed to a limited number of customers in a few States in North East US and is being recalled because these apples have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Global Garlic Inc. Recalls De Mi Pais Products Cuajada Fresca (Fresh Curd) and Cuajada Olanchana (Fresh Curd) because of Possible Health Risk (Tue, 09 Dec 2014 19:22:00 -0500) Global Garlic, Inc. of Miami, FL is recalling De Mi Pais products: Cuajada Fresca (Fresh Curd) 12oz. and Cuajada Olanchana (Fresh Curd) 12oz., because it has 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.

Alere Initiates Voluntary URGENT CORRECTION for Use of Alere INRatio and INRatio2 PT/INR Monitor System(Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19:39:00 -0500) Alere Inc. (NYSE:ALR) has initiated a voluntary correction to inform U.S. users of the Alere INRatio and INRatio2 PT/INR Monitor system of certain medical conditions that should not be tested with the system (INRatio Monitor or INRatio2 Monitor and INRatio Test Strips). In certain cases an INRatio and INRatio2 PT/INR Monitor system may provide an INR result that is clinically significantly lower than a result obtained using a reference INR system (laboratory method).

Safeway Recalls Safeway Select French Salted Caramel (Fleur De Sel) Premium Ice Cream Sold November 4 through December 5 Due to an Undeclared Peanut Allergen (Sat, 06 Dec 2014 15:12:00 -0500) Safeway is voluntarily recalling Safeway Select French Salted Caramel (Fleur De Sel) Premium Ice Cream sold in all Safeway-owned stores from November 4, 2014 through December 5, 2014 due to the inclusion of an undeclared peanut allergen.

FSIS Recalls

Washington Firm Recalls Chef Salads with Ham And Turkey Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens(2014-12-10T18:19:00-0600) Real Foods LLC, a Kent, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 308 pounds of Chef Salad with Ham and Turkey due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

If you have purchased or used any of the products posted in this recall alert, please make sure to contact the producer, or the proper oversight authority to find out what steps you should take.



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