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FDA announces slew of food safety recalls

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this weekend a huge set of recalls involving salads, vegetables, pharmaceuticals, and seafood.

Beginning on Friday, the FDA announced that salads that are sold by the pound at Whole Foods and vegetables sold in trays and cups at Albertsons, Safeway, and Pak’N Save were likely contaminated with Listeria.

This recall impacts only the products in the stores and states listed below. The products have Sell Thru Dates up to and including 10-24-17 (October 24, 2017) and are packaged in clear plastic trays and cups of various sizes. The UPC code and Sell Thru Date can be found on the store scale label.

Food recall 10-21

The government agency also warned consumers that salad and basil products made by BrightFarms were possibly contaminated with E. Coli.

The BrightFarms recall includes the below salad products packaged in clear, plastic clamshells with best by dates located on the label of the package: 10/24/2017, 10/25/2017, 10/26/2017, 10/27/2017.

  • BrightFarms Baby Spinach (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spinach Blend (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Baby Greens Blend (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Baby Kale (3 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Baby Arugula (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Baby Romaine Mix (4 oz. package)

Basil products, packaged in clear plastic clamshells with best by dates located on the label of the package: 10/24/2017, 10/25/2017, 10/26/2017, 10/27/2017.

  • BrightFarms Basil (.75 oz. and 2 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Thai Basil (.75 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Lemon Basil (.75 oz. package)

The oversight agency ramped up the recalls on Saturday as they warned consumers that Charlie’s Produce, Alaska Carrot, CP Fresh, Meijer and Ready. Chef. Go! products sold at Randalls, Tom Thumb and Albertsons were also likely contaminated with listeria. Earthbound farms was also listed, but for undeclared milk and egg ingredients that would only cause harm to those allergic to them.

The following recalled products were distributed in state of Alaska through retail store delis.

Item Description Size UPC Codes
Broccoli Crunch Kit 1 x 6 lb. per case 97327 10070 8 Pack Date: 10/20/17. Use by: 10/27/17
Broccoli Florette 1 x 3 lb. per case 45009 00410 9 Use By: 10/27/17
Stir Fry Kit 1 x 11 lb. per case 45009 85749 1 Use By: 10/27/17
Veggie Medley 12 x 16 oz. per case 97327 05006 3 Pack Date: 10/20/17. Use by: 10/29/17
Veggie Pack Combo 12 x 12 oz. per case 45009 35124 1 Pack Date 10/21/17. Use By: 10/30/17
Veggie Platter 4 x 48 oz. per case 97327 07008 5 Pack Date: 10/20/17. Use by: 10/29/17
Veggie Tray w/Dip (12″) 2 x 32 oz. per case 45009 01155 8 Pack Date: 10/21/17. Use by: 10/30/17
Vegie Tray w/ Cauliflower 2 x 32 oz. per case 45009 00633 2 Use By: 10/27/17

“Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems,” the FDA said in a statement. “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 affects the following products sold in Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin purchased September 27, 2017 through October 20, 2017. The items will be in plastic containers or foam trays with printed labels with various sizes and weights.

UPC UPC Description
0-0-4548-3 BROCCOLI FLORETS 3 LB
0-0-4566-7 CAULIFLOWER FLORETS 3 LB BAG
0-71651-90035-3 CAULIFLOWER FLORETTS (EDI)
0-71651-90384-2 CAULIFLOWER FLORETTS
0-72668-20001-6 BROCCOLI FLORETS LB
2-13760-00000-9 Markets of Meijer SALAD ROTINI MOZZARELLA MEDLEY
2-17879-00000-4 Markets of Meijer SALAD ROTINI MOZZARELLA MEDLEY
2-19106-00000-9 ASPARAGUS SPEARS
2-19489-00000-9 ASPARAGUS SPEARS WITH GARLIC PARMESAN
2-19744-00000-3 Markets of Meijer SALAD ROTINI MOZZARELLA MEDLEY G&G
2-20185-00000-2 STORE MADE VEGETABLE TRAY
2-20186-00000-1 STORE MADE VEGETABLE TRAY W/DIP
2-20582-00000-1 FIESTA TRAY WITH RED PEPPER HUMMUS
2-20782-00000-9 BRUSSELS SPROUTS SLICES
2-20785-00000-6 ZUCCHINI AND SQUASH COMBO
2-20786-00000-5 ZUCCHINI SQUASH
2-20787-00000-4 MIXED PEPPER BLEND
2-21233-00000-5 CAULIFLOWER FLORETS PLU 4566
2-21234-00000-4 BROCCOLI FLORETS PLU 4548
2-22077-00000-8 VEGETABLE PARTY TRAY LARGE
2-22091-00000-8 VEGETABLE TRAY WITH HUMMUS
2-22097-00000-2 VEGETABLE PARTY TRAY SMALL
2-22098-00000-1 VEGETABLE PARTY TRAY MEDIUM
2-22099-00000-0 VEGETABLE PARTY TRAY LARGE
2-29523-00000-1 PRE-PACKAGED BROCCOLI FLORETS
2-29524-00000-0 PRE-PACKAGED CAULIFLOWER FLORETS
2-29525-00000-9 PRE-PACKAGED CAUL/BROC FLORETS
7-08820-24604-1 CAULI FLORETS 3 LB BAG
7-16519-00356-1 CAULIFLOWER FLORETTS LB
7-16519-01015-6 BROCCOLI FLORETS 3 LB BAG
7-16519-03849-5 CAULIFLOWER FLORETS
7-16519-03871-6 CAULIFLOWER FLORETS
7-19283-76392-1 VEGETABLE PARTY TRAY SMALL
7-19283-76409-6 VEGETABLE PARTY TRAY MEDIUM
7-19283-76412-6 VEGETABLE PARTY TRAY LARGE

Some injectable drugs made by SCA Pharmaceuticals LLC were also recalled.

Product Name Product Number Type of Packaging Indication SCA Lot Number Beyond Use Date Quantity Shipped Date(s) Distributed
Succinylcholine Chloride 20 mg/mL 10 mL syringe 70004-0910-
29
Rigid plastic syringe, 10mL Skeletal muscle relaxant [email protected] 10/24/2017 1248 07/27/2017
– 07/28/2017
Hydromorphone 1 mg/mL in 25 mL 0.9% Sodium Chloride 70004-0303-
17
Rigid plastic syringe, 30mL Analgesic [email protected] 11/06/2017 128 08/09/2017
Fentanyl 2 mcg/mL + Bupivacaine 0.125% in 250 mL 0.9% Sodium Chloride 70004-0231-
40
Flexible plastic IV bag, 250mL Analgesic [email protected] 11/12/2017 116 08/16/2017
– 08/25/2017
Hydromorphone 20 mcg/mL + Bupivacaine 0.075% in 50 mL 0.9% Sodium Chloride 70004-0331-
22
Flexible plastic IV bag, 50mL Analgesic [email protected] 10/30/2017 60 08/18/2017
Morphine 1 mg/mL in 50 mL 0.9% Sodium Chloride 70004-0100-
22
Flexible plastic IV bag, 50mL Analgesic [email protected] 11/30/2017 238 09/06/2017
– 09/27/2017
Morphine 1 mg/mL in 100 mL 0.9% Sodium Chloride (CADD) 70004-0100-
63
Flexible plastic bag inside
rigid translucent plastic case (CADD), 100mL
Analgesic [email protected] 12/04/2017 60 09/06/2017
– 09/18/2017
Oxytocin 30 units added to 500 mL Lactated Ringers 70004-0086-
44
Flexible plastic IV bag, 500mL Precipitate Labor [email protected] 10/22/2017 450 09/13/2017
– 09/14/2017
Phenylephrine 100 mcg/mL 10 mL in 12 mL syringe 70004-0810-
12
Rigid plastic syringe, 12mL Hypotension [email protected] 12/19/2017 1221 09/22/2017

 

Product Name Product Number Type of Packaging Indication SCA Lot Number Beyond Use Date Quantity Shipped Date(s) Distributed
Fentanyl 2 mcg/mL (as citrate) Ropivacaine HCl 0.1% 70004-0264-
64
Flexible plastic bag inside
rigid translucent plastic case (CADD), 100mL
Analgesic [email protected] 11/13/2017 20 08/17/2017
Calcium Gluconate 2 g added to 50 mL 0.9% Sodium Chloride 70004-0510-
30
Flexible plastic IV bag, 50mL Hypocalcemia [email protected] 11/09/2017 76 9/26/2017
Rocuronium 10 mg/mL 5 mL in 6 mL syringe 70004-850-
09
Rigid plastic syringe, 6mL Skeletal muscle relaxant [email protected] 01/09/2018 487 10/05/2017

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