Recall Recap: Listeria in Jerky, Plastic in Chicken Salad, and a Handful of Mislabelings

There were a handful of U.S. food & beverage recalls issued by the USDA and FDA this past week. The biggest, arguably, is for nearly 1 ton of jerky products.

On March 4, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that Colton, California-based Boyd Specialities had recalled 1,634 pounds of ready-to-eat jerky products that may contain Listeria. Produced on February 23, the multiple jerky products were shipped to retail locations in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.                      

The problem was discovered by the FSIS during follow-up procedures after a routine product sample confirmed positive for Listera.

With that, here’s the other recall items we posted on Foodmanufacturing.com last week.

Chicken Salad’s Dressing May Contain Plastic

The USDA has issued a public health alert for 12-oz. plastic tray packages of Trader Joe’s chicken salad product containing a FDA-regulated salad dressing that has been recalled by the producer due for potentially containing hard plastic. They were produced between March 3-6 and shipped to retail locations in AZ, CA, NV, NM and UT.

Schwan’s Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Fairmont Foods (Fairmont, MN) has recalled mispackaged corrugated boxes of Schwan’s Brand Spinach and Artichoke Dip due to undeclared soy and wheat. The product may have been distributed to the lower 48 States through Schwan’s home delivery network. It was not sold in retail stores.

Misbranded Einkhorn Wheat Products

Stutzman Farms (Millersburg, OH) has recalled all products containing einkorn as the product labels do not declare wheat. Products were sold from a retail location in Millersburg, OH and through retailers in OH, IN, KY, MI, MO, PA and WI. All lots of product that were prepared, sold, or distributed from Stutzman Farms containing einkorn are included.

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Torn & Glasser (Pomona, CA) has recalled 231 cases (2,772 units) of Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries due to undeclared tree nuts (almonds). They were sold at Sprouts Farmer Market stores in AZ, CA, CO, NV, NM and UT under the Sprouts Farmer Market brand beginning November 3.

Chocolate Espresso Beans

Albanese Confectionery Group (Merrillville, IN) has recalled its 9 oz. tubs of inadvertently packaged Albanese Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans because they may contain an undeclared peanut allergen. They were sold in stores in 15 states under the Albanese brand beginning Dec. 27.

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