Some cured pork products have been recalled that have been on sale in California, according to the August 23, 2013 USDA news release, "California Firm Recalls Cured Pork Products Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergen." The problem was discovered by a USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service ( FSIS) inspector during a routine label review. The problem is believed to have occurred due to a change in the company’s spice mix, which was not reflected on the products’ labels.
Also Kroger cookie dough is recalled because the dough contains peanut butter which is not on the label. Kroger’s Break ‘N Bake chocolate chip cookie dough packages are being recalled due to peanut butter cup cookie dough inadvertently mispacked into chocolate chip cookie dough packages, says the FDA's current news release and the August 27, 2013 NBC video, "Cookie recall could affect those with peanut allergies."
Westlake Foods, a Santa Ana, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 47,419 pounds of cured pork products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain wheat, a known allergen which is not declared on the labels.
The products subject to recall include:
- 11-lb. to 13-lb. cases of “Tay Ho Cured Pork Artificially Colored.” This product was distributed for institutional use nationwide.
- 14-oz. packages of “Tay Ho Cured Pork Sausage With Pork Ears And Snouts.” This product was distributed for retail sales nationwide.
- 11-lb. to 13-lb. cases of “Don Café Cured Pork Meat and Binder Product Pork skin added.” This product was distributed for institutional use in the Houston, Texas area.
The products bear the establishment number “EST. 1627A” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. They can be further identified by a case code “233001” through “213234.” All products were produced between Jan. 1, 2013, and Aug. 22, 2013.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. For information on how to report a problem with a meat, poultry or processed egg product to FSIS at any time, visit the FSIS site.
Kroger cookie dough is recalled because it contains peanuts
A ConAgra recall has been issued for 16 ounce packages of Kroger Break 'N Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. The recalled packages were mistakenly filled peanut butter cup cookie dough, prompting food allergy concerns. If you're allergic to peanuts, make your own cookie dough. That way you can be sure of what you put into the dough. For more information, check out the August 27, 2013 news articles, "ConAgra recalling mislabeled Kroger cookie dough because of peanuts" and "ConAgra Issues Recall for Kroger Cookie Dough | Fox Business." The label does indicate that the product may contain peanuts.
According to the FDA's August 27, 2013 news release, "Product Recall of Kroger’s Break ‘n Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Due to Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Mispacked Into Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Packages," today, ConAgra Foods, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is recalling a limited number of Kroger’s Break ‘N Bake chocolate chip cookie dough packages due to peanut butter cup cookie dough inadvertently mispacked into chocolate chip cookie dough packages.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. There have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this product
This recall is limited to Kroger’s Break ‘N Bake Chocolate Chip cookie dough bearing the following UPC and Use by date. No other products are impacted.
Item: Kroger Break ‘N Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, 16 oz. packages
Unit UPC: 11110 87530
Use by: 24NOV13C21
The recalled items were sold in Kroger, Dillons, Baker’s, Gerbes, Foods Co., Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Jay C, Owen’s, Pay Less, Scott’s, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s stores.
The product was shipped to Kroger distribution centers and stores in 26 states, including: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Not affected by this recall are Kroger’s Southwest Division stores in Texas and Louisiana; Kroger’s Delta Division stores in western Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, western Kentucky and southern Missouri; and King Soopers and City Market stores in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Consumers who have purchased this product should return it to the store where originally purchased for a full refund. ConAgra Foods is also issuing an alert through Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in an effort to inform any potentially impacted consumers. The label does indicate that the product may contain peanuts. You also can check out some videos of recalls, "Videos of ConAgra recall."