Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services HEALTH AND SAFETY http://health.mo.gov/information/news/rss.xml Official news releases issued by the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services. en-us <![CDATA[ Contract Packaging Resources, Inc. Recalls Assured™ Brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets due to Packaging Mix-Up]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of 11,640 boxes of AssuredTM brand Naproxen Sodium tablets because some cartons actually contain bottles of Ibuprofen, a different pain reliever.

The Ibuprofen bottles were placed in the Naproxen Sodium boxes due to a packaging error. The affected products are: boxes of AssuredTM brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets 220mg, 15 count (Lot #FH4102A) [SKU #122368/UPC #639277223685] containing bottles of Ibuprofen softgels in 200mg strength.

The recalled Assured brand drug products were distributed nationwide to Dollar Tree® and sold via the Dollar Tree® retail stores and internet site.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm419740.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:53:23 CST
<![CDATA[ JFC International Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in "Hapi Pudding"]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of 3-pack Hapi Pudding with a net weight of 8.46 ounces (UPC 11152 13417), because they may contain undeclared milk.

The recalled product, "Hapi Pudding" was distributed nationwide to retail stores. The product comes in a pack of three, weighing a total of 8.46 ounces, in clear plastic containers, with an orange and white seal on the top. The seal has the words "Hapi Pudding" with an image of a pudding. The 3 pack of pudding is plastic wrapped, with the product information found at the bottom of the product.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm419324.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:31:29 CST
<![CDATA[ AMS Health Sciences, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex, 60 Capsule Bottles Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of 2014 bottles of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex due to possible contamination of Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. To date, no illness or complaints have been reported to AMS Health Sciences, LLC. A single lot of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex is the subject of this public announcement and recall as a result of a sample from one bottle that tested positive for Salmonella.

This product is packaged in black screw-top bottles with the brand name "saba" in red letters, the product name "shark cartilage complex" in white letters, and a net quantity statement of "500 mg 60 capsules" in small white letters. Product from the affected lot can be identified by the Lot Number 416349 and an expiration date of 08/16, both of which are printed in black letters inside a white rectangle that is adjacent to the products "Suggested Use" instructions. Product from this lot was sold to consumers through the internet site www.sabaforlife.com during the period of February through August 2014.

AMS is initiating this recall out of caution for consumer health, even though numerous samples from the same Lot No. have tested negative for Salmonella. Any consumer who purchased product with the lot number and expiration date above should dispose of it immediately and may request a refund by calling (866) 758-7222, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Central).

If you have consumed the product and are experiencing any unusual or severe symptoms such as those described above, go to an emergency room immediately or contact your physician for immediate advice.

The full recall including a list of products can be found at:

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm419310.htm.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:45:45 CST
<![CDATA[ California Olive and Vine Recalls Pumpkin Seed Pesto]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Pumpkin Seed Pesto because of irregular lab results. The company found that the jarred pesto may have been improperly processed, making it susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum.

The food product was distributed under the Williams-Sonoma label, nationwide, since September 2014. The product labels have the following SKU numbers 6404305, 6389043 and is sold in an 8 ounce glass jar, as pictured below.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm418639.htm.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:50:19 CST
<![CDATA[ Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Lotte Waffles]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of 1.41 ounce (40g) and 5.64 ounce (160g) packages of Lotte Waffles because they contain undeclared egg ingredients.

Product Barcode: 1.41 ounce - 8 801062 518111 / 5.64 ounce - 8 801062 518135

The recalled Lotte Waffles were distributed to California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Washington, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, and Canada retail stores. The product comes in 1.41 ounce and 5.64 ounce paper packaging, with a white ingredient sticker label and an expiration date from July 2014 to Sep. 2015 (the expiration date is printed as Year. Month., and Day).

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm418335.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:03:08 CST
<![CDATA[ HAR Maspeth Corp Recalls Jinga brand "Pan Fried Anchovies"]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of 2 ounce and 4 ounce packages of Jinga "Pan Fried Anchovies" due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled Jinga "Pan Fried Anchovies" were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The product comes in a 2 ounce and 4 ounce, clear plastic packages marked with an expiration date of "9/28/2014" stamped on the top.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm417945.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:36:10 CST
<![CDATA[ Markpol Distributors Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Kupiec Rice Cakes with Dark Chocolate]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Kupiec Rice Cakes with Dark Chocolate because it may contain undeclared milk.

Kupiec Rice Cakes with Dark Chocolate was shipped and distributed to retail stores in Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut between August 29, 2014 and September 30, 2014.

Kupiec Rice Cakes with Dark Chocolate has UPC 5 906747 171742, packaged in white foil with a photo image of the rice cake on the front of the packaging, and the net weight is 3.1 oz. The production date located on the back of the package is 29.05.2014 with expiration date of 29.05.2015. Lot numbers: 149/MA/3 and 149/JP/3.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm417365.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

 

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:47:07 CST
<![CDATA[ Tropical Valley Foods Issues Allergy Alert for Potentially Undeclared Peanuts in Next By Nature Dark Chocolate Cherries]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Next by Nature Dark Chocolate Cherries, Lot 460013, due to the potential for undeclared peanuts to be packaged in the product. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The affected Next by Nature Dark Chocolate Cherries was sold to distributors and retailers located in Iowa, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Canada and Japan. Distributors where instructed to inform their customers of the recall of the product, to immediately remove it from sale and to promptly discard it.

The affected product is packaged in 3 oz. plastic bags with UPC 817582252006, Lot 460013 and "Best by Date" of 2016.03.31. The product was distributed between September 12th, 2014 and September 25th, 2014.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm416970.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:10:16 CST
<![CDATA[ IKEA Recalls PASTAÄLGAR FULLKORN and PASTAÄLGAR, Due to Non-Declared Soy Content]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of IKEA's PASTAÄLGAR FULLKORN, elk-shaped wholegrain pasta or PASTAÄLGAR, elk-shaped pasta. The product may contain soy, which is not declared on the package.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm416954.htm.

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Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:08:19 CST
<![CDATA[ Bravo Recalls Select Chicken and Turkey Pet Foods Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The recalled product was distributed nationwide beginning on November 14, 2013 to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers.

The product can be identified by the batch ID code (best used by date) printed on the side of the plastic tube.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm416452.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:37:37 CST
<![CDATA[ The Original Soupman Recalls Certain Lots of "The Original Soupman Lobster Bisque"]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Lobster Bisque in Tetra Pak cartons because the packaging does not declare that it contains shrimp, perch and tilapia. 

The recalled "Original Soupman Lobster Bisque" was distributed nationwide in retail stores.

The product comes in a 17 oz., tetra pak carton marked with lot numbers:

#0314435801, #0411435801, #0523435801, #0709435803, #0822435801, #0709435802 and #0821435801 on the top and with a best buy date stamped on the top as well.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm416177.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:34:19 CST
<![CDATA[ Glaser Organic Farms Recalls Organic Carob Powder for Possible Salmonella Contamination]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Organic Carob Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination.

Products were distributed from May 7, 2014 thru July 23, 2014

RAW CAROB POWDER 8 ounces Lot# 0507081456 I UPC Code 83291005567

CAROB FUDGY BROWNIE 5.5 ounces Lot# 0207211406 I UPC Code 832910002061

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm415790.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:49:32 CST
<![CDATA[ Mars Chocolate North America Issues Allergy Alert Recall]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of M&M'S® Brand Theater Box 3.40 oz UPC#40000294764 with the following lot numbers:

417DH4JP09

417EM4JP10

417FM4JP09

418AG4JP10

418BG4JP10

418CG4JP10

418EG4JP10

419AM4JP09

418EM4JP09

419AM4JP10

418EM4JP10

419BM4JP10

417EG4JP09

417FG4JP09

417FM4JP10

418AM4JP09

418BM4JP10

418CM4JP10

417EG4JP10

417FG4JP10

418AG4JP09

418AM4JP10

418CG4JP09

418DG4JP10

418DM4JP09

418EG4JP09

418DM4JP10

This theater box item within these lot codes may contain product containing peanut butter without listing on the ingredient label on the outside cardboard box. The inside package is correctly labelled with ingredients and allergy information. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if their theater box contains an inner M&Ms Brand Peanut Butter bag and they consume the product.

The issue was identified after a consumer notified us of a M&M'S® Brand Peanut Butter package containing peanut butter M&M'S® inside a M&M'S® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box. These specific lot codes were shipped and distributed to our customers' warehouses between May 8 and July 1, 2014, located in: NC, TX, MN, IL, FL, KY, MS, AZ, GA, AI, CA NJ, PA, WA NY, CO, MO, MI, NH, CT, TN, MD, SC, OH, ME, VA, RI, WI, WV, IA, LA, OK, MA, NE, OK, AR, VT, ID and IN . These customers then redistribute products for retail sale nationwide. The M&M'S® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box comes in a 3.40 oz brown, 3 inch x 6.5 inch cardboard box stamped on the right-hand side panel with the lot number and best before date.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm415489.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:48:30 CST
<![CDATA[ Gel Spice Company, Inc. Recalls Fresh Finds Brand Ground Black Pepper, 3.53 oz (100 g), Due To Possible Salmonella Risk]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Fresh Finds-Ground Black Pepper, 3.53 oz, plastic jars, because it has the possibility to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

The product was distributed via Big Lots Stores, Inc. nationwide, with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii. There are 16,443 cases of the recalled product sold in 3.53 oz.(100 g) plastic jars with Best By Dates of 6/30/17, 7/01/17, 7/02/17, 7/22/17, and 7/23/17 with the Fresh Finds brand label with UPC Code 4 11010 98290 1.  The Best By dates are printed on the neck of the bottle above the label.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm414720.htm.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:53:13 CST
<![CDATA[ Playtex AC/DC power adapters used with Playtex® Nurser Deluxe Double Electric Breast Pumps Recalled]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Playtex AC/DC power adapters that are used with the Playtex® Nurser Deluxe Double Electric Breast Pump.

In March 2014, Playtex announced a recall of certain AC/DC power adapters because the casing on some adapters may come loose and separate, resulting in a potential for electric shock. After further evaluation and investigation, Playtex has added one adapter production lot to the recall. The affected adapters were manufactured from November 2012 through July 2013. The products can be identified by product serial number (P12315 -XXXX through P13205-XXXX). Alternatively, the product can be identified by adapter production code (1238 through 1324).

The adapters were sold along with the Playtex Nurser Deluxe Double Electric Breast Pump. They were not sold separately. The Playtex Nurser Deluxe Double Electric Breast Pump was sold at nationwide, specialty and online retailers.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm414564.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

 

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:14:58 CST