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[ Amy's Kitchen Recalls Various Products Because of Possible Health Risk]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Amy's Kitchen products regarding organic spinach with the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled products were distributed to stores nationwide in the United States and in Canada.

The full recall and list of products can be found at:   www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm439397.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

 

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:01:13 CST
<![CDATA[ La Terra Fina Recalls Products Due to Supplier Recall of Organic Spinach]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Chunky Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan Dip 31oz. tub because of possible Listeria monocytogenes exposure.

La Terra Fina recalled Organic Spinach Dip last Friday and is now expanding the recall to include the products listed below that were manufactured on the same production equipment on the same day as the Organic Spinach Dip.

The recalled products were distributed to Costco stores in the Northwest, Midwest, Northeast and Southeast regions and Smart & Final stores along the West Coast only.

Only products with the following "best by" dates are being recalled. The "best by" date for each product can be found on the side of the container.

Recalled Products

Product Description

Item #

UPC Code

Best By Date

Retailer Region

Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan Dip made with Greek Yogurt 31oz. tub

379903

6-40410-51338-9

4/14/15
4/20/15

Costco - NW Region

Chunky Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan Dip 31oz. tub

407600

6-40410-51193-4

3/31/15
4/5/15
4/29/15

Costco - MW, NE & SE Regions

Chunky Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan Dip 31oz. tub

4300193

6-40410-51193-4

3/28/15
4/29/15

Smart & Final-West Coast

The full recall and list of products can be found at:   www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm439940.htm.

 

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:57:51 CST
<![CDATA[ Carmel Food Group Recalls 3 Frozen Ravioli Items under Rising Moon Organics Label]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of certain Rising Moon Organics frozen Ravioli items, because of possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

The frozen ravioli products were produced with organic spinach which was found in test results performed by the spinach supplier to show the presence of Listeria.

Items & Sell By dates included in the recall are listed in the table:

Item Description, Pack/Size

UPC#

Recalled Case SELL BY date(s)

Recalled Package SELL BY date(s)

Rising Moon Organics Garlic & Veggie Ravioli, 6/8 oz

#785030000113

#010916

JAN092016

Rising Moon Organics Spinach Florentine Ravioli, 6/8 oz

#785030227701

#011916

JAN192016

Rising Moon Organics Spinach & Cheese Ravioli, 6/8 oz

#785030555613

#122215, #123015, #123115, #010216, #011916, #012016

DEC222015, DEC302015, DEC312015, JAN022016, JAN192016, JAN202016

The products affected by the recall are listed above with corresponding SELL BY dates and were distributed through retail stores nationwide.

The full recall can be found at:   www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm439539.htm.

 

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:45:02 CST
<![CDATA[ Superior Foods, Inc. Issues Recall Due to Possible Listeria in Product]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall for organic frozen spinach produced by Superior Foods, Inc. of Watsonville, CA. Superior Foods, Inc. is recalling Simply Balanced Organic Chopped Spinach (10-oz steam in bag) because the product may contain 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. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The product was distributed nationwide at Target retail stores.

Simply Balanced Organic Chopped Spinach (10-oz steam in bag)

DPCI # (Department, Class, Item.) 270-00-0663

UPC Code - 85239 00663

Production Date Code and Best By Code

4360SF3 through 7 J1 Best By 26/06/2016

4360SF3 through 7 J2 Best By 26/06/2016

5026SF4 through 8 J1 Best By 26/07/2016

5026SF4 through 8 J2 Best By 26/07/2016

5051SF2 through 4 J1 Best By 20/08/2016

5051SF2 through 4 J2 Best By 20/08/2016

Superior Foods, Inc. is not aware of any illness complaints to date related to this event. Out of an abundance of caution, however, Superior Foods, Inc, is recalling these products based on the recall notice we received from our supplier. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who have any of the product identified are urged to dispose it, or return it to the store where it was purchased for an exchange or full refund.

Consumers with questions may call 1-866-672-0811 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (EST).

The full recall can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm439761.htm.

 

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:15:21 CST
<![CDATA[ Supervalu Inc. Issues Recall Due to Undeclared Peanuts in Product]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall for Essential Everyday Chocolate Covered Raisins produced by Supervalu Inc. of Eden Prairie, MN. Supervalu Inc. is recalling Essential Everyday Chocolate Covered Raisins because the product may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Essential Everyday Chocolate Covered Raisins were distributed in North Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, and may have been purchased at the company's Farm Fresh, Shoppers, Cub Foods, Hornbacher's and Shop 'n Save stores. There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with this product recall and the recall is being issued out of abundance of caution. The product is in a 32 oz. clear plastic tub with a black lid. The product is labeled as Essential Everyday Chocolate Covered Raisins and may contain chocolate covered peanuts. The product UPC is code is upc41303.05311 and is located on the back label. The product may have a back label with a product descriptor that does not match the product descriptor on the front label.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing peanuts was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts on the front of the package. The product manufacturer is Quality Products, a division of MRCI WorkSource. Consumer questions related to this product recall should be directed to SUPERVALU's customer service line at 1-877-932-7948. Consumers may return any unused product to the place of purchase for a refund.

The full recall can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm439669.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

 

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:32:25 CST
<![CDATA[ Blue Bell Creameries Recalls Products Due to Listeriosis]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of three 3 oz. institutional/food service ice cream cups- chocolate, strawberry and vanilla with tab lids because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The ice cream cups listed below were distributed in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming via food service accounts.

  • Ice Cream Cup Chocolate (3 FL OZ) No UPC - SKU#453
  • Ice Cream Cup Strawberry (3 FL OZ) No UPC - SKU#452
  • Ice Cream Cup Vanilla (3 FL OZ) No UPC - SKU#451

The full recall and list of products can be found at:   www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm439533.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:27:01 CST
<![CDATA[ Missouri Time Critical Diagnosis Stroke Center Designations Announced]]>Missouri has designated 43 Stroke Centers, the newest component of the Time Critical Diagnosis (TCD) System, throughout the state. The Time Critical Diagnosis (TCD) System is a statewide system that brings together the 911 response system, ambulance services and hospitals in a coordinated way to provide patients the right care, at the right place, in the right amount of time.  With the designated Stroke Centers in place, individuals suffering a stroke will receive quicker response times and improved survival and recovery rates. The Stroke Center designation is voluntary.

A list of the designated Stroke Centers can be found  here:  http://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/chronic/tcdsystem/designatedhospitals.php

Additional information about the specific leves of of Stroke Centers in Missouri:

  • Level I Centers function as a resource center within a region. For example, maintaining specialized resources for the most complex patients.

  • Level II Centers generally provide definitive care to high volumes of trauma and stroke patients within a region.

  • Level III centers play an important role in providing access into the system and important patient care in non-metropolitan areas and generally refer to a higher level center for definitive care.

  • Level IV centers, a key entry point into the system, provide access into the system in rural areas and stabilize and prepare patients for rapid transfer to a higher level of care.

Designations are made only after a thorough review by a team that consists of a Stroke Coordinator or Stroke Program Manager, one Emergency Medicine physician, one or two Neurologist(s)/Neuro-Interventionalist(s) all with experience in stroke, and one representative from the Department of Health and Senior Services. The designation is valid for four years.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:35:12 CST
<![CDATA[ Voluntary Recall for Potential Health Risk O'Coconut ™]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall for the following O'CoconutTM products after being notified by supplier that samples of a raw material in this product have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected products include:

Product #

Description

Packaging

Unit UPC

Display UPC

Master Case UPC

Lot Code

Exp Date

BAR312

O'CoconutTM Classic

Singles/Bag of 8

6-92752-10557-9

N/A

6-92752-10558-6

18FEB15L

18 FEB 16

BAR202

O'CoconutTM Hemp & Chia

Singles/Caddy of 24

6-92752-10502-9

6-92752-10503-6

6-92752-10386-5

24FEB15L

24 FEB 16

BAR302

O'CoconutTM Classic

Singles/Caddy of 24

6-92752-10500-5

6-92752-10501-2

6-92752-10385-8

20FEB15L

20 FEB 16

The latter two items (BAR202 & BAR302) were distributed via Nutiva.com or as samples only.

The full recall can be found at:   www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm439285.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

 

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:23:55 CST
<![CDATA[ Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Expands Recall on Organic Garlic Powder]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding an expanded recall of Natural Grocers brand Organic Garlic Powder to all lots as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled product is packaged in clear plastic bags with Natural Grocers label notating Julian pack on dates and pricing per pound. The product was produced in size ranges of 0.25 pound to 0.30 pound. The lots being recalled are identifiable by Julian packed on date and include:#61-15, #40-15, #20-15, #351-14, #006-15, #316-14, #329-14, #288-14, #301-14, #275-14, #267-14, #252-14, #237-14.

The product was distributed to Natural Grocers' 95 stores located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Consumers can find the specific locations of Natural Grocers stores at:  http://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locations. Only packages bearing the Julian packed on dates listed above are subject to recall.

The full recall can be found at:   www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm438935.htm.

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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:16:40 CST
<![CDATA[ Stoneridge Wholesale Division, LLC Recalls Pork Tenderloin Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of pork tenderloin products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The pork tenderloin items were produced on various dates from March 2, 2014 through Mar. 16, 2015. The following product is subject to recall: [View Label]

  • 1 to 2-lb. vacuum sealed packages of "StoneRidge Roasted Garlic Pork Tenderloin."

The products subject to recall bears the establishment number "EST. M33989" inside the USDA mark of inspection and "use or freeze by" dates through Apr. 30, 2015.

This product was shipped to retail locations in Illinois and Wisconsin.

The full recall can be found at:   www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2015/recall-048-2015-release.

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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:13:06 CST
<![CDATA[ Alewel's Country Meats Recalls Beef Products]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of approximately 134 pounds of beef products produced by Alewel's Country Meats, Warrensburg, Mo. due to misbranding.  The product was produced using the wrong inspection legend.

The Buffalo Jerky items have a "Use By" date of "06-12-15," "05-11-15," or "04-02-15", with production dates of "12-11-14," "11-11-14," and "10-02-14." The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]

  • 12-lbs. vacuum-sealed packages containing 1 oz. of "BUFFALO JERKY."
  • 26-lbs. vacuum-sealed packages containing 2 oz. of "BUFFALO JERKY."
  • 96-lbs. vacuum-sealed packages containing 4 oz. "BUFFALO JERKY."

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "EST. 5766" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to retail locations in Missouri.

The full recall and list of products can be found at:   www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2015/rnr-047-2015.

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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:30:38 CST
<![CDATA[ Blue Bell Creameries Recalls Products Due to Listeriosis]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of single serving ice cream produced by Blue Bell Creameries due to listeriosis.

Blue Bell Creameries reports that the following products were removed from the market. This action includes only the products listed below and does not include Blue Bell cups, pints or half gallons.

Product name                                         Product Code

Chocolate Chip Country Cookie               SKU # 196
Great Divide Bar                                    SKU #108
Sour Pop Green Apple Bar                       SKU #221
Cotton Candy Bar                                   SKU #216
Scoops                                                  SKU #117
Vanilla Stick Slices                                  SKU #964
Almond Bars                                          SKU #156
6 pack Cotton Candy Bars                        SKU #245
6 pack Sour Pop Green Apple Bars             SKU #249
12 pack No Sugar Added Mooo Bars           SKU #343

Consumers should not eat any of the products listed above. If these ice cream products are in your freezer, they should be thrown away, even if some of them have been eaten without anyone becoming ill.

The full recall and list of products can be found at:   www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm438626.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:26:48 CST
<![CDATA[ Kraft Foods Group Recalls Select Code Dates and Manufacturing Codes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinners Due to Possible Metal Pieces]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of approximately 242,000 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the Original flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner - due to the possibility that some boxes may contain small pieces of metal. The recalled product is limited to the 7.25-oz. size of the Original flavor of boxed dinner with the "Best When Used By" dates of September 18, 2015 through October 11, 2015, with the code "C2" directly below the date on each individual box. The "C2" refers to a specific production line on which the affected product was made.

Some of these products have also been packed in multi-pack units that have a range of different code dates and manufacturing codes on the external packaging (box or shrink-wrap), depending on the package configuration (click on link below).

Recalled product was shipped to customers in the U.S. and several other countries, excluding Canada. The affected dates of this product were sold in only these four configurations:

  • 7.25 oz. box, Original flavor
  • 3-pack box of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor
  • 4-pack shrink-wrap of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor
  • 5-pack shrink-wrap of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor

No other sizes, varieties or pasta shapes and no other packaging configurations are included in this recall. And no products with manufacturing codes other than "C2" below the code date on the individual box are included in this recall.

The full recall and list of products can be found at:   www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm438700.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:22:43 CST
<![CDATA[ Trader Joe's Recalls Raw Walnuts Because of Possible Health Risk]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Raw Walnuts because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled Trader Joe's Raw Walnuts were distributed to Trader Joe's stores nationwide.

The products are packaged in clear plastic bags with the UPC Codes printed on the back. For the Raw California Walnut products, the "BEST BY" dates and Lot Numbers can be found printed on the back of the packages. For the Organic Raw Walnut products, the "BEST BY" dates can be found printed on the front of the packages.

The full recall and list of products can be found at:   www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm438472.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

 

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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:48:22 CST
<![CDATA[ Frontier Co-op Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from Organic Garlic Powder]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Frontier Co-op products manufactured with organic garlic powder that were sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, and one product sold under the Whole Foods Market brand. The products were recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Recalled products were sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada to distributors, retailers and consumers. A list of products containing the organic garlic powder can be viewed at the following link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm438360.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery. Images of the affected products can be viewed at the following link: http://www.frontiercoop.com/recall.

On foil bulk packages, the four-digit lot code will be found on the front label directly above the UPC code. On bottled items, the four-digit lot code can be found on the bottom of the bottle. On seasoning mixes, the four-digit lot code is embossed on the right side of the packet.

The full recall can be found at:   www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm438360.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

 

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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:28:01 CST