Food Recalls: Product Alerts

October 3, 2013 – PRAN brand turmeric powder has been recalled due to lead levels as high as 28 and 42 parts per million, which can cause serious health problems to consumers, particularly infants, small children, and pregnant women. This product was distributed in New York and New Jersey through retail stores and direct delivery and  is packed in two different size clear plastic jars with yellow plastic lids: Net Wt. 8.82 oz./250 gm with UPC 8 31730 00551, and Net Wt. 14.1 oz./400 gm with UPC 8 46656 00209 4. The affected date codes are: BEST BEFORE: 26 OCT 14 and BEST BEFORE: 15 JAN 15.


October 4, 2013 – Specific packages of Turkey Hill brand 1.5 qt. (48 oz./1.42L) of Fudge Ripple Premium Ice Cream and 1 Pint (16 oz./473 ml) packages of Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Premium Ice Cream, and Moose Tracks® Stuff’d Frozen Dairy Dessert have been recalled due to the possibility that some packages may contain metal shavings.  The recalled items are limited to packages sold at select Turkey Hill Mini Markets in Pennsylvania, select Wal-Marts in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and other small grocers and convenience stores in Maryland and Pennsylvania. All affected stores are directly delivered to and serviced by Turkey Hill Dairy and have been instructed to remove the product from their shelves.  All affected containers would have been purchased by consumers after October 1, 2013.


October 5, 2013 –  Red and green bell peppers have been recalled by due to potential contamination with Salmonella. The FDA has advised that a random sample of OC Produce Bell peppers has tested positive for Salmonella.  Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Product was distributed to farmer’s markets and wholesale food services within Southern California between September 21 and September 24, 2013


October 7, 2013 – Dietary supplements Slim Fortune, Lidiy, and Slim Expert have been recalled by B@B Trade, Inc., Florida, due to undeclared Sibutramine.  Sibutramine was a previously approved controlled substance that was removed from the U.S. market in October 2010 for safety reasons, making these products unapproved new drugs. Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke. This product may also interact, in life-threatening ways, with other medications a consumer may be taking.


October 8, 2013 – PRAN brand turmeric powder has again been recalled  due to high levels of lead (28 ppm) that could cause health problems to consumers, particularly infants, small children, and pregnant women if consumed. Product was distributed in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Illinois through retail stores, and is is packed in in a clear plastic jar with yellow plastic lid: Net Wt. 8.82 oz./250 gm with UPC 8 31730 00551. The affected date code is: BEST BEFORE: 02 SEP 14.  One illness complaint has been received to date.



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