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Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Cut Fruit Containing Gala Red Apple in a Few States in North East US Because of Possible Health RiskContact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — December 10, 2014 — CORAL GABLES, Fla — Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (“Del Monte Fresh”) announced today the voluntary recall of fresh cut fruit containing Gala red apples grown in Pennsylvania. The affected product was distributed to a limited number of customers in a few States in North East US and is being recalled because these apples have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes , an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Listeriosis symptoms may include fever and muscle aches, sometimes preceded by diarrhea and other gastrointestinal distress, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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 women who are pregnant.
A total of 3,051 consumer packages containing fresh cut red apples were distributed to Giant Eagle, Amazon Fresh, Sunoco, Peter’s Fruit, Wegmans, Sheetz and 7-Eleven and have “Best If Enjoyed By” dates of 12/3/14, 12/6/14, 12/7/14 and 12/8/14. The fresh cut red apples have a red color skin. The recalled fresh cut fruit packages containing red apples were distributed for sale in clear plastic containers with one of the following labels and markings:
Finished Product DescriptorPackage size/WeightBIUBRetailerBrand/Label *Lot NumberProduct QuantitiesRed/Green Apples W/Dip9 oz12/8/2014Giant EaglePlain Transparent Label233210150Gala Apples12 oz12/8/2014Giant EaglePlain Transparent Label233210120Apple W/Dip24 oz12/8/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle233210162Apple Tray W/Dip24 oz12/8/2014Giant EaglePlain Transparent Label23321016Red/Green Apples W/Dip5 oz12/8/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle23321018Red Apple Slices12 oz12/7/2014AmazonDel Monte23321016Red/Green Apples W/Dip5 oz12/7/2014AmazonDel Monte23321016Pineapple Medley16 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle2332101156Pineapple Medley8 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle2332101114Apples/Grapes/Cheese7 oz12/6/2014SunocoNature Made233210196Gala Apples12 oz12/8/2014Giant EaglePlain Transparent Label23321012Gourmet Bowl64 oz12/6/2014Giant EaglePlain Transparent Label23321014Pineapple Medley16 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleDel Monte23321016Pineapple Medley8 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleDel Monte23321014Snack Pack7 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle233210114Apples/Grapes/Cheese7 oz12/6/2014PetersNature Made2332101108Red Apple With Caramel5 oz12/8/2014PetersDel Monte233210160Gourmet Bowl40 oz12/6/2014AmazonDel Monte23321013Red Apples/Grapes/ Cheese/ Dip7 oz12/6/2014AmazonNature Made23321016Gourmet Bowl64 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle2332101120Pineapple Medley32 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle2332101128Apple Cinnamon Yogurt6.5 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle233210144Gourmet Fruit Bowl4 Lbs12/3/2014WegmansWegmans233210178Gourmet Fruit Bowl4 Lbs12/3/2014WegmansWegmans233210150Red Apple Gala12 oz12/8/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle2332101142Red and Green Apple With Dip24 oz12/8/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle233210156Apple with Dip24 oz12/8/2014Giant EaglePlain Transparent Label233210114Gourmet Bowl64 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle233210160Pineapple Medley32 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle233210180Pineapple Medley16 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle23321014Pineapple Medley8 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle2332101140Red apple With Cheese5 oz12/6/2014SheetzSheetz M-T-O233210148Apples/ Carrots/ Cheese with Dip7 oz12/8/2014SheetzSheetz M-T-O2332101156Harvest Blend4 oz12/6/20147-Eleven7-Eleven23321011200* Note: Please see attached file for label images
Consumers who believe that they are in possession of the fresh cut fruit containing the affected red apples should dispose of the product in an appropriate waste container. For any inquiries consumers may call 1-800-659-6500 (operating 24 hours a day) or email Del Monte Fresh at Contact-US-Executive-Office@freshdelmonte.com.
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Giant Eagle Recalls Apple Pistachio Salad With or Without Chicken Because of Possible Health Risk Contact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 11, 2014 – PITTSBURGH – Giant Eagle has issued a recall of Giant Eagle Apple Pistachio Salad and Apple Pistachio Salad with Chicken because the salads may contain fresh cut Gala red apples currently recalled by Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. To date, Giant Eagle has received no reports of customer illnesses associated with this recall.
The affected Del Monte fresh cut Gala red apples were distributed to retailers in multiple states in the northeast U.S. and is being recalled because these apples have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that 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 recall is being implemented because samples of red apple slices produced by Del Monte and collected by the Division of Food Safety of the Ohio Department of Agriculture tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The FDA was notified on December 9. Del Monte previously distributed a press release regarding the recall of pre-cut Gala red apples and named Giant Eagle as one of the recipients of the affected product under the Giant Eagle label. The salad items may have been sold in Pennsylvania and Ohio Giant Eagle locations from November 29 through December 9 with sell-by dates of December 1 through December 11. Labels attached to the product packaging bear the names “Apple Pistachio Salad” and “Apple Pistachio Salad With Chicken”. Sell-by dates December 1 through December 11 can be found directly underneath the product names.
Upon notification from Del Monte, Giant Eagle immediately removed all potentially affected product from the prepared foods areas, and also implemented a register block to ensure that the product was not inadvertently purchased. Additionally, the company has made outreach to customers who had purchased the potentially affected product and have updated telephone contact information in the Giant Eagle Advantage Card loyalty program.
Customers who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return it to their local Giant Eagle store where they will receive a refund. Consumers may call Del Monte at 1-800-659-6500 (operating 24 hours a day).
Consider the following things when putting together your emergency food supplies:
Following a disaster, there may be power outages that could last for several days. Stock canned foods, dry mixes and other staples that do not require refrigeration, cooking, water or special preparation. Be sure to include a manual can opener and eating utensils.
The following items are suggested when selecting emergency food supplies. You may already have many of these on hand.
Flood, fire, national disaster or the loss of power from high winds, snow or ice could jeopardize the safety of your food. Knowing what to do before and after an emergency can help you reduce your risk of illness and minimize the amount of food that may be lost due to spoilage.
Power outages can occur at any time of the year and it may take from a few hours to several days for electricity to be restored to residential areas. Without electricity or a cold source, food stored in refrigerators and freezers can become unsafe. Bacteria in food grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 and 140 °F, and if these foods are consumed, people can become very sick.
Note: Thawed food usually can be eaten if it is still “refrigerator cold.” It can be re-frozen if it still contains ice crystals. To be safe, remember, “When in doubt, throw it out.”
Alternative cooking sources in times of emergency including candle warmers, chafing dishes, fondue pots or a fireplace. Charcoal grills and camp stoves are for outdoor use only.
Commercially canned food may be eaten out of the can without warming.
To heat food in a can:
Managing food with out power
When the Power Goes Out:
Once the Power is Restored:
Using Dry Ice:
Class II Recall 084-2014 Health Risk: Low Dec 10, 2014 En Español Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2014 – Real Foods LLC, a Kent, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 308 pounds of Chef Salad with Ham and Turkey due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains fish (anchovies), a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.
The following product is subject to recall: [Labels (PDF Only)]
The problem was discovered by a customer, who notified the company. The product is labeled for Ranch dressing, but contains a Caesar salad dressing pouch. The Caesar salad dressing contains anchovies.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness 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 questions about the recall can contact Erin Sherry, sales manager, at (206) 432-3426. Media with questions about the recall can contact Bill Trazewich, sales manager, at (214) 354-1662.
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.
USDA Recall Classifications Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death. Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product. Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.