Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Recalls: Mushrooms, Tempeh Starter Yeast, Bagged Salads, Baby Spinach

  • L.A. Link (Huntington Beach) Corporation has issued a recall of Shiitake-Ya Brand Gourmet Shiitake Slices. The mushrooms may be contaminated with the chemicals carbendazim, fluoranthene, and pyrene. The unapproved chemicals were discovered after a product sample was tested by the FDA. The dried mushrooms were sold exclusively to Costco Wholesale locations in CA, OR and WA. Press Release.
  • Indonesianfoodmart.com of Rockville, MD, has issued a recall of all packages of Tempeh Starter Yeast and Super Starter Yeast because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Several illness have been reported that might be connected to this problem. Press Release.
  • Pacific Coast Fruit Company has issued a voluntary recall for bagged salads sold under the "Chef on the Run" and "Mia Fratello" brands due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Apparently, these salads were packaged using produce from River Ranch, who issued a recall a few days earlier. Press release.
The recalled products were distributed to Fred Meyer, Avanti, and Evergreen in Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Idaho.
  • Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. has initiated a voluntgary recall of Organic Baby Spinach sold under the "Marketside" and "Private Selections" brands that had the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella based on a random test by USDA (go USDA!!!) The recall affects products sold in the following states: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, LA, MO, MS, MT, NM, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY. Press Release.

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