Food Products Recalled By FDA

Since President Obama signed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act into law, at least 149 FDA-regulated food products have been recalled due to potential pathogenic contamination. A recall is needed when a failure in the food safety program in a food facility results in contaminated food products being shipped to supermarkets and other retail and wholesale outlets. A recall is the last line of defense that protects consumers from getting sick. In most instances, the contamination is detected by company or government testing, and there are no reported illnesses or deaths linked to the recalled product. However, authorities have no way of ensuring that all of the recalled products purchased by consumers are returned or destroyed. In an October 2011 report, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) published the results from a survey of food companies about the costs they incur from a recall: 77% estimated the financial impact (sales losses, direct recall costs, etc.) of a recall to be up to $30 million, with 23% reporting even higher costs.

Date

Brand Name 

Product Description 

Reason/Problem 

Company

6/7/2012

Pacific International Marketing

Romaine lettuce  

Salmonella

Pacific International Marketing

7/2/2012

Mexicali Cheese Corp.

Cheese

Listeria

Mexicali Cheese Corp.

6/29/2012

Mexicali Cheese Corp.

Queso Fresco Cheese  

Listeria

Mexicali Cheese Corp.

6/29/2012

Dole Hearts of Romaine

Bagged Salad  

Listeria

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.

6/26/2012

Banner Mountain Sprouts

Sprouts

Salmonella

Banner Mountain Sprouts

6/22/2012

Liquid Gold

Carrot Juice

Potential for Clostridium botulinum

Healthy Choice Island Blends Inc.

6/22/2012

Fresh Selections, Marketside

Bagged Salads  

Listeria

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.

6/22/2012

Leasa

Alfalfa Sprouts  

Salmonella

Leasa Industries Co.

6/19/2012

Euphoria Fancy Food Inc.

Dried Bream  

Potential for Clostridium botulinum

Euphoria Fancy Food Inc.

6/11/2012

Golden Glen Creamery

Red Pepper w/ Onion

Listeria

Golden Glen Creamery

5/22/2012

Marketside, Private Selection

Organic Baby Spinach

Salmonella

Taylor Farms Retail, Inc.

5/22/2012

Chef on the Run, Mia Fratello

Garden Salad, Deluxe Salad, romaine lettuce

Listeria

Pacific Coast Fruit Company

5/22/2012

IndonesianFoodMart.com  

Tempeh Starter Yeast

Salmonella

IndonesianFoodMart.com

5/21/2012

Diamond Naturals

Dry Dog Food

Salmonella

Diamond Pet Foods

5/19/2012

Gills Onions

Diced Red Onions  

Listeria

Gills Onions, LLC

5/11/2012

Natural Balance

Dog Food  

Salmonella

Natural Balance Pet Foods

5/9/2012

Moon Fishery

Yellowfin Tuna Strips  

Salmonella

Moon Fishery (India) Pvt. Ltd

5/82012

Solid Gold WolfKing

Dog Food  

Salmonella

Solid Gold Health Products for Pets

5/7/2012

Complete Health Super5Mix

Dog Food  

Salmonella

WellPet LLC

5/4/2012

Cleveland Bean Sprout

Alfalfa Sprouts  

Listeria

Cleveland Beansprouts Co.

5/4/2012

Natural Balance

Dog Food  

Salmonella

Natural Balance Pet Foods

5/4/2012

Apex

Dog Food  

Salmonella

Apex Pet Foods

4/30/2012

Smiling Hara  

Tempeh

Salmonella

Smiling Hara

4/30/2012

Henry's Farm

Soybean Sprouts  

Listeria

Henry's Farm, Inc.

4/30/2012

Diamond

Dog Food  

Salmonella

Diamond Pet Foods

4/25/2012

Springwater Sprouts

Organic Sprouts  

Listeria

Alfa Sprouts, Inc.

4/17/2012

Anytime Deli

Turkey & Ham, Italian, and Cuban Sandwiches

Listeria

M. E. Thompson Inc.

4/14/2012

Dole

Seven Lettuces Salad  

Possible Salmonella

Dole Fresh Vegetables

4/13/2012

Moon Marine USA Corporation

Frozen raw yellowfin tuna product

Salmonella

Moon Marine USA Corporation

3/29/2012

Castellini

Jalapeno Peppers  

Salmonella

Castellini Company LLC

3/27/2012

South Florida Produce

Jalapeno Peppers  

Salmonella

South Florida Produce, LLC

3/27/2012

Private Selection, heinen's

Salsa products  

Salmonella

Club Chef LLC

3/16/2012

El Ranchero Del Sur, Los Corrales

Cheese

Listeria

El Ranchero Del Sur, LLC.

2/9/2012

Zip International

Sliced Herring Fillet

Listeria

Zip International Group LLC

2/6/2012

Grand Strand, Lunch Box, Country Harvest Deli

Chicken Salad Sandwiches  

Listeria

Grand Strand Sandwich Company

2/3/2012

Delish

Sandwiches

Listeria

GH Foods CA, LLC

2/3/2012

Quick Cafe & Take Away Cafe

Egg Salad Sandwiches  

Listeria

Greencore, USA

2/2/2012

Allison's Gourmet Kitchens

Prepared Salads

Listeria

Allison's Gourmet Kitchens

2/2/2012

Wegmans

Eggs and Salads  

Listeria

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

2/1/2012

Columbia Valley Farms

Hard-Cooked Eggs  

Listeria

Michael Foods, Inc.

1/27/2012

Spartan

Egg Spread, Salads

Listeria

Spartan Stores, Inc

1/25/2012

Anytime Deli

Turkey & Ham Sub

Listeria

M. E. Thompson Inc.

1/23/2012

Jones'

Salt Original & Mock Salt Spicy Southwest Blend  

Potential for Salmonella

Jones' Seasoning Blends LLC

1/19/2012

LEASA

Alfalfa Sprout  

Salmonella

LEASA Industries Co.

1/19/2012

Cedar Tree

Tresse cheese and Shinglish Cheese  

Listeria

Kradjian Imp Co

1/19/2012

LEASA

Brocolli Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts, Spicy Sprouts, Onion Sprouts

Salmonella

Winn-Dixie Stores Inc.

1/10/2012

Zip International Group, LLC

Herring Fillet  

Listeria

Zip International Group LLC

1/3/2012

Green Valley Food Corp.

Sprouts  

Sprouts  

Green Valley Food Corp.

1/3/2012

HEB, El Viajero, BMF  

Cheese

Listeria

Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion

1/3/2012

Nordic Creamery  

Cheese

Listeria

Bekkum Family Farms LLC

12/31/2011

Green Valley Food Corp.

Sprouts

Listeria

Green Valley Food Corp.

12/31/2011

Edelweiss Creamery

Cheese

Listeria

Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion

12/31/2011

Brennan's Cellars

Cheese

Listeria

Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion

12/29/2011

Fromagerie Marie Kade

Cheese

Listeria

Cedar Market

12/27/2011

Green Cedar Dairy

Cheese

Listeria

Green Cedar Dairy

12/23/2011

Better Brand, Krisp Pak, Avon Heights

Fresh Spinach  

E. coli 0157:H7

Avon Heights Mushrooms, Inc.

12/23/2011

Cedar

Cheese

Listeria

Kradjian Imp Co

12/22/2011

Let's Grow Healthy Together

Alfalfa Sprouts  

Salmonella

Green Valley Food Corp.

12/21/2011

Cal Fresco

Jalapeño and Serrano chili peppers  

Salmonella

Cal Fresco, LLC

12/16/2011

O Organics

Organic Celery Seed  

Salmonella

B&M, Inc.

12/16/2011

Swanson

Organic Celery Seed  

Salmonella

Swanson Health Products

12/14/2011

Starwest

Organic Celery Seed  

Salmonella

Starwest Botanicals

12/9/2011

Pacific International Marketing

Cilantro

Salmonella

Pacific International Marketing

12/5/2011

Race Trac

Sandwiches

Listeria

Flying Food Group

12/3/2011

Golden Glen Creamery

Northwest Mushroom Trio Butter & Herbes de Provence Butter

Listeria

Golden Glen Creamery

12/3/2011

Fair Oaks Farms Fine Cheese

Multiple varieties of cheese  

Listeria

Fair Oaks Dairy Products, LLC

11/30/2011

Front Row Produce

Grape Tomatoes

Salmonella

Front Row Produce LLC

11/23/2011

Trans Ocean and others

Various Types of Salmon

Listeria

King & Prince Seafood Corp.

11/16/2011

Smucker's

Natural Peanut Butter Chunky  

Salmonella

J.M. Smucker Company

11/4/2011

Badia

Pine Nuts  

Salmonella

Badia Spices, Inc.

11/4/2011

Sunrise Commodities

Pine nuts  

Salmonella

Sunrise Commodities

11/3/2011

Pangasinan

Smoked Seafood Products  

Clostridium botulinum

Foremost Foods International, Inc.

11/1/2011

Bio Gaudiano

Olives Stuffed with Almonds  

Clostridium botulinum

Pure Italian, LLC

10/29/2011

Rich Fields

Cookies

Bacillus cereus

Rite Aid

10/26/2011

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Bulk Turkish Pine Nuts  

Salmonella

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

10/24/2011

American Egg Products

Frozen Egg Product  

Salmonella

American Egg Products, Inc.

10/24/2011

Yamaya USA, Inc.

Masago (Cappelin Roe)  

Listeria

Yamaya USA, Inc.

10/21/2011

Fresh and Easy

Spinach

Listeria

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc.

10/20/2011

Nike All-American

Sandwiches

Listeria

Landshire Inc.

10/20/2011

Church Brothers, LLC

Clipped Spinach

Salmonella

Church Brothers, LLC

10/19/2011

Lunds & Byerly's, Kowalski's, and Larry Schultz

Organic eggs  

Salmonella

Larry Schultz Organic Farm

10/19/2011

Fresh Selections, HEB, Marketside, Taylor Farms

Various Salad Blends

Salmonella

Farms Retail Inc.

10/17/2011

Fair Oaks Royal Blue

Blue Cheese  

Listeria

Fair Oaks Dairy Products LLC

10/12/2011

The Farmers Market

Shredded Iceberg Lettuce  

Listeria

Giant Eagle

10/6/2011

Doodle Bugs, Fresh Harvest Foods, Wegmans

Fresh Cut Cantaloupe and Mixed Fruit

Listeria

Fruit Fresh Up, Inc.

10/4/2011

Nex Soy, Soy Beginnings  

Soybean Flour and Soy Meal  

Salmonella

Thumb Oilseed Producers Cooperative

10/1/2011

Quick Cafe

Salad

Salmonella

Thorntons, Inc.

9/29/2011

True Leaf  

Bagged, Chopped Romaine  

Listeria

True Leaf Farms

9/28/2011

Limited Edition, Fresh & Easy

Organic Grape Tomatoes  

Salmonella

Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce

9/26/2011

Publix deli

Spinach Dip  

Listeria

Publix Super Markets

9/23/2011

Carol's Cuts

Cut Cantaloupe and Mixed Fruit  

Listeria

Carol's Cuts LLC

9/16/2011

Del Bueno Casero

Queso fresco cheese  

Listeria

Del Bueno

9/14/2011

Colorado Fresh Rocky Ford, Sweet Rocky

Whole Cantaloupe  

Listeria

Jensen Farms

9/14/2011

Sanith Ourn Farm

Fresh Hot Basil  

Salmonella

Sanith Ourn Farm

9/13/2011

Fine Mexican Food Products, Inc.

Avocado pulp and halves  

Listeria

Fine Mexican Food Products, Inc.

8/26/2011

Vita Classic  

Smoked Salmon  

Listeria

Vita Food Products, Inc.

8/12/2011

Fresh Food Concepts, Delicioso, Rojo's, more

Layer Dip  

Listeria

Fresh Food Concepts, Inc.

8/11/2011

Miss Bonnie's

Cheddar Cheese Spread  

Salmonella

Miss Bonnie's Gourmet, LLC

8/11/2011

Jaquith Strawberry Farm

Fresh Strawberries  

E. coli O157:H7

Jaquith Strawberry Farm

8/8/2011

Merrick

Wishbone pet treat  

Salmonella

Merrick Pet Care, Inc.

8/5/2011

Fresh & Easy

Organic Baby Spinach  

Listeria

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, Inc.

7/27/2011

Garden Highway, Central Market

Cut Fruit Products  

Salmonella

GHSW, LLC

7/27/2011

Core-mark Atlanta Division, Race Trac, Starbucks

Sandwiches, Parfaits, Wraps, Plates, and Salads

Listeria

Flying Food Group

7/23/2011

Blondie, Yaya, Mananita, more

Papayas

Salmonella

Agromod Produce, Inc.

7/20/2011

Euphoria Fancy Food, Inc.

Herring

Clostridium botulinum

Euphoria Fancy Food, Inc.

7/1/2011

Evergreen Produce

Sprouts

Salmonella

Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, LLC

6/27/2011

Cat Chow, Friskies

Dry Cat Food  

Salmonella

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company

6/22/2011

Dole

Salad

Listeria

Dole Fresh Vegetables

6/17/2011

Earth Fare

Spicy Bean Burger  

Salmonella

Earth Fare

6/16/2011

Baltic Coast

Herring Fish

Clostridium Botulinum

TGF Production

6/15/2011

Queso Fresco

Cheese

Staphylococcus aureus

Quesos CentroAmericano Corp.

5/20/2011

Nazareth

Cheese

Listeria

Atalanta Corporation

5/17/2011

Digger's Natural Chews

Pig Ear Pet Treats  

Salmonella

Boss Pet Products, Inc.

5/17/2011

PrimeTime, KC Beefhide

Pig Ears  

Salmonella

Blackman Industries, Inc.

5/10/2011

Goodness Gardens

Chives

Listeria

Goodness Gardens, Inc.

5/9/2011

Roche Bros.

Grape tomatoes  

Salmonella

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc.

5/5/2011

Fancy Sweet, Cutie Brand, Cherry Berries

Grape tomatoes  

Salmonella

Northeast Produce, Inc.

5/3/2011

From the Vine, Trader Joe's, Sunset

Grape Tomatoes  

Salmonella

Mastronardi Produce, Ltd.

5/2/2011

Albertsons, Raley's, Safeway, Others

Grape Tomatoes  

Salmonella

Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc.

4/29/2011

Cherry Berry

Cherry Tomatoes  

Salmonella

Six L's

4/22/2011

Nature's Delight

Cucumbers

Salmonella

L&M Companies, Inc.

4/20/2011

Satur Farms

Cilantro

Salmonella

Satur Farms, LLC

4/19/2011

Jonathans

Sprouts

Salmonella

Jonathans Sprouts

4/18/2011

Signature Collection

Atlantic Smoked Salmon  

Listeria

Woodsmoke Provisions, LLC

4/18/2011

Royal Sweet Bakery

Herring

Clostridium botulinum

Royal Sweet Bakery, Inc.

4/15/2011

Summersweet

Dip and mousse  

Listeria

Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel

4/5/2011

Fresh Express

Spinach

Salmonella

Fresh Express

3/30/2011

Frankly Fresh

Seafood Salad Products  

Listeria

Frankly Fresh, Inc.

3/30/2011

Louie's

Sprouts

Salmonella

Louie Foods International

3/29/2011

Portier Fine Foods

Norwegian Smoked Salmon  

Listeria

Smokehouse LLC

3/22/2011

Del Monte

Cantaloupes

Salmonella

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc.

3/18/2011

Melissa's

Serrano Peppers  

Salmonella

World Variety Produce, Inc.

3/14/2011

Haifa

Schmaltz Herring and Cold Smoked Sprats  

Clostridium botulinum

D&M Smoked Fish, Inc.

3/11/2011

Pierre

Peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwiches  

Listeria

Pierre Foods

3/8/2011

remedyteas  

Organic Herbal Tea  

Salmonella

RemedyTeas

3/4/2011

Skippy

Peanut Butter  

Salmonella

Unilever

3/3/2011

Teavana

Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea  

Salmonella

Teavana Corporation

3/3/2011

Sunripe, George Packing, Others

Hazelnut and mixed nut products  

E. coli O157:H7

DeFranco and Sons

3/2/2011

Gourmet Family

Large Mouth Smelt Komochi Shishamo  

Clostridium botulinum

Daiei Trading Company, Inc.

2/24/2011

Tfarms, Raleys, Signature Cafe

Broccoli items  

Listeria

Taylor Farms Pacific

2/17/2011

Pacific American Fish Co.

Shishamo Roe

Clostridium botulinum

Pacific American Fish Company

2/4/2011

St. James Smokehouse  

Salmon

Listeria

St. James Smokehouse, Inc.

1/28/2011

Nature's Reward, Ocean Mist, Queen Victoria, Others

Cilantro

Salmonella

Sabor Farms, LLC

1/25/2011

Gold Quality, Hannaford, Natures Place, more

Salad mixes

Listeria

State Garden

1/24/2011

Ian's

Mac and No Cheese; French Bread

Listeria

Ian's

1/12/2011

Ossie's

Schmaltz Herring  

Listeria

MS Fish Corp.

1/10/2011

La Original

Oaxaca string Cheese La Original

Listeria and Staphylococcus aureus

Surtex Foods

1/7/2011

La Placita

Snack Products with Chile: Wheat Snacks, Potato Chips, and Corn Churritos

Salmonella

La Placita Botanas Mexicanas, Inc

1/5/2011

Boncheff, Wegmans

Cilantro, Curly Parsley, Italian Parsley

Salmonella

Boncheff Greenhouses, Inc.