Recall Recap: Ice Cream Recall Expands, Tons of Pot Pie & Chili

Here's the recall items from the USDA and FDA that we covered over the past week.

After a few relatively quiet weeks on the food & beverage recall front, there were a few notable items over this past week.

Perhaps the biggest of them comes from a New England area ice cream maker that had to substantially expand its previous recall for some of its ice cream products to now covering its entire product portfolio.

Manchester, Connecticut-based The Royal Ice Cream Company announced February 11 that it had expanded its all products manufactured at its facility due to potential Listeria contamination that was found on processing equipment.

An initial February 4th recall covered only the certain lots of the company’s Batch brand ice cream pints, but now covers Royal’s entire lineup that includes numerous other brands of pints, tubs, ice cream sandwiches and other desserts.

The products were distributed to retail stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hamphire, New York, Louisiana, Florida and Texas. As of the announcement, Royal was holding all future products and testing before any further distribution.

With that, here’s the other recalls we posted on over the past week.

2 Tons of Misbranded Pot Pie

Great American Cobbler (Homerville, GA) has recalled 4,272 lbs of misbranded chicken pot pie products, the USDA announced Feb. 11. Containing undeclared soy, the frozen Creole-style chicken pot pie items were produced Aug. 19 and Nov. 3 and shipped to retail locations in GA, WI and VA.                          

A Ton of Misbranded Chili

Morgan Foods (Austin, IN) has recalled 2,205 lbs of misbranded Skyline chili the USDA announced Feb. 16. Labeled as chili, the products may actually contain cream of chicken soup and contain undeclared milk, wheat, and soy. Produced on Dec. 21 and packed in trays, they were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

Powder Infant Formulas

Healthcare conglomerate Abbott has recalled powder formulas, including Similac, Alimentum and EleCare made at the company’s Sturgis, MI plant. It does not include any metabolic deficiency nutrition formulas. It was issued after four consumer complaints related to Cronobacter sakazakii or Salmonella Newport in infants who had consumed the products from that facility.

Yogurt Raisins Recalled Nationwide

Lehi Valley Trading Company (Mesa, AZ) has recalled its of 8,10 and 12.3 oz packages of yogurt raisins after it was found that packaging equipment used for them may have come in contact with product containing peanut allergens. They were distributed nationwide.

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