Recall Recap: Undeclared Allergens, Listeria and Too Much Lead

It was another quiet week on the Food & Beverage recall front, with only a handful of items posted by the FDA and USDA across late January and early February.

The biggest name involved in them was Conagra Brands, which on January 28th recalled its Wish-Bone brand Thousand Island and Chunky Blue Cheese dressings due to undeclared egg, posing an allergy risk. They were distributed to retail grocers nationwide.

With that, here’s the other recalls we posted to Foodmanufacturing.com over the past couple weeks:

Listeria Risk in Chicken Salad

On Jan. 28, the USDA issued a public health alert due for ready-to-eat chicken salad products produced by Simply Fresh Market (Marietta, GA) that may be contaminated with Listeria. Produced on Jan. 17 and no longer available for purchase, the RTE chicken salad with apples and walnuts items were shipped to three local markets in Atlanta.

Undeclared Allergens in Birthday Cake Bites

San Francisco-based Siren has recalled its 1.7-oz Birthday Cake Bites because they may contain undeclared cashews and almond butter. They were distributed through select Target stores.

Too Much Lead in Dried Plums

San Diego-based El Chavito Inc. has recalled all lots of Saladitos Dried Salted Plums and Saladitos Enchilados Salted Plums With Chili because they may be contaminated with lead. They were distributed nationwide through distributors to retail stores and sold through the company’s website.

Undeclared Sulfites in Goji Berries

BCS International Corp. (Long Island City, NY) has recalled its 4.5, 6 and 9-oz containers and 5-lb packages of “Dr. Snack Goji Berry” food treats because they contained undeclared sulfites. They were distributed in NY, NJ, CT, PA, MD and DE.


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