Among the recalls announced last week are meat products that have salmonella, baby powder with asbestos and a playground climber that was designed too far apart for children.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that George’s Prepared Foods is recalling about 6,444 pounds of ready-to-eat pork sausage patty and turkey sausage patty products that may be contaminated with salmonella.
The products were produced on April 19, April 27, May 7 and May 9. The products included in the recall are:
- 24.92-ounce packages of Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties with use by date of Oct. 16, 2019
- 24.92-ounce packages of Great Value Fully Cooked Original Breakfast Turkey Patties with use by date of Oct. 24, 2019
- 35.6-ounce packages of Family Size Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties with use by date of Nov. 3, 2019.
For lot codes and establishment numbers, check out the inspection service’s website at www.fsis.usda.gov.
The inspection service said the problem was discovered when the company notified it about a third-party cold storage facility that had inadvertently shipped the products to commerce. No confirmed reports of illnesses have been reported.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week that Johnson & Johnson is recalling a single lot of its Johnson’s Baby Powder in response to an FDA test that indicated the presence of subtrace levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination in samples from a single bottle purchased from an online retailer.
Despite the low levels reported, Johnson & Johnson is initiating the recall of lot 22318RB of the baby powder from which the sample was taken.
The company said it has also initiated an investigation into the matter, but added that it can’t confirm the standards around the testing or if the tested product was authentic or counterfeit.
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The FDA also reported a recall from Mical Seafood Inc., which is expanding its recall of frozen, wild-caught yellowfin tuna loins, tuna poke, tuna steaks, tuna ground meat and tuna saku due to potentially elevated levels of histamine.
The elevated levels can produce an allergic reaction called scombroid fish poisoning, which may result in symptoms that can generally appear within minutes to several hours after eating the affected fish, according to the FDA.
The tuna products were wholesaled to customers in Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia and other states. The affected products originated from Vietnam and had production dates of April 1 to May 31.
Customers who have purchased the affected products should not consume them and instead return them to the supplier or to Mical Seafood.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported last week that Soft Play is recalling its Spider Climb playground climbers. The commission said the climbing level platforms were designed too far apart and can pose a fall hazard for children who can fall while climbing from one level to the next.
The company said there has been 37 incidents reported, which have resulted in 34 injuries.
The climbers were sold exclusively to and installed at about 200 McDonald’s Restaurant Play Places nationwide from February 2016 to October 2018.
Soft Play is installing additional platforms free of charge to reduce the distance between platforms.