Recent Agency News
All American Meats, Inc. Recalls Ground Beef
All American Meats, Inc., an Omaha, Neb. establishment, is recalling approximately 167,427 pounds of ground beef products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The ground beef items were produced on Oct. 16, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:
• 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 80% Lean 20% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 62100.
• 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 73% Lean 27% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 60100.
• 60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Round 85% Lean 15% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 68560.
• 60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 68160.
• 60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 63130.
• 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 63100.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 20420” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
Recall: Del Monte Fresh Produce
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc., (“Del Monte Fresh”) is initiating a voluntary recall of Granny Smith green apples because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
A total of 695 boxes containing 8 “Granny Smith” green apples each and 67 clear plastic bags containing 6 “Granny Smith” green apples each were distributed to Coremark and 7-Eleven for sale in convenience stores in the Mountain States region on Oct. 1-12, 2015. States affected include CO, KS, MO, NE, NM, OK, SD, UT and WY. The apples at store level are individual fruit on open displays.
Consumers with questions may contact the Company’s consumer hotline at 1-800-659-6500 operating 24 hours seven days a week or email Del Monte Fresh atContact-US-Executive-Office@freshdelmonte.com
RECALL: Whey Protein Products
American Pure Whey, New Bern, NC is recalling its whey protein products, because they contain undeclared milk allergen and soy allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to specific type of milk and soy run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The products were distributed to, AE, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, IL, IN, KY, KS, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NE, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, UT, VT, WA, WI & WY and reached directly to customers through mail order.
American Pure Whey Protein Matrix Chocolate 69205 9/2017 456456789004
American Pure Whey Protein Matrix Vanilla 69205 09/2017 783521095013
American Pure Whey Protein Isolate Chocolate 29026 09/2017 753182812809
American Pure Whey Protein Isolate Vanilla 29026 09/2017 78333109591
Body Construct Meal Replacement Cinnamon Roll 78124 9/2017 839893989858
Build Your Own Body Protein Powder Chocolate 67134 9/2017 456789517480
These products are available in 2 lb. and 5 lb. containers or in factory sealed food grade mylar bags.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm466330.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Recall: Cafe Style Tortilla Chips
Truco Enterprises is recalling select packages of 18 oz. On The Border Café Style Tortilla Chips after notification from a supplier that select product may have been exposed to a milk-containing ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The 18 oz. packages of On The Border Café Style Tortilla Chips affected were distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.
The affected product is packaged in 18 oz. bags with expiration dates of:
• DEC 16 2015 SHA
• DEC 17 2015 SHA
• DEC 18 2015 SHA
The expiration dates are located on the front of the bag in the upper right hand corner.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm464437.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act
The Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act (S.1966) was recently introduced in the Senate. It is a “marker bill” that includes two of our three priorities for Child Nutrition re-authorization (1) a non-congregate option meal option in certain circumstances so community providers can reach kids who can’t access program sites and 2) a Summer EBT program). It will help us reach more kids through the summer—particularly in rural areas.
Feeding America is circulating a sign-on letter in support of the bill and we are hoping you will sign on. We want to make sure we have a good showing before the Senate Agriculture Committee gets to work on marking up a CNR bill, which is scheduled for Sept. 17.
Here’s the letter: http://goo.gl/forms/mhjNXHeSeh