The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week announced a number of recalls, including a popular pasta sauce that contains plastic fragments.
Mizkan America Inc., is recalling select production codes of certain Ragu pasta sauces due to the presence of plastic. The company said there hasn’t been any reports of consumer injuries or complaints, according to the FDA.
Here are the Ragu products involved in the recall:
- Ragu Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 45 ounces, with use by date of June 6, 2020
- Ragu Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 66 ounces, with use by date of June 5, 2020, and June 6, 2020
- Ragu Old World Style Traditional, 66 ounces, with use by date of June 4, 2020
- Ragu Old World Style Meat, 66 ounces, with use by date of June 5, 2020
Customers who have purchased the recalled sauces should call the company’s customer service hotline at 800-328-7248 to receive a replacement.
Contaminants were the reason for other recalls, with listeria causing two recalls last week.
Elevation Foods is recalling containers of Archer Farms-brand egg salad, Archer Farms-brand deviled egg sandwiches and Fresketbrand egg salad, tuna salad and Thai lobster salad, that were produced on June 18.
The company said the products may be contaminated with listeria, and it believes that fewer than 1,087 cases were shipped to retailer warehouses in the country. No illnesses have been reported, to date, according to the FDA.
Elevation Foods identified the problem with the products after receiving positive test results for three containers of affected egg salad, which were sampled and tested by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The company is investigating the potential sources of the problem.
For details and UPC codes of the products, check out the FDA’s website at www.fda.gov. Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to immediately return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Pita Pal Foods LP is issuing an extensive recall of certain hummus products made between May 30 and June 25, also due to listeria concerns. Listeria monocytogenes were identified at the manufacturing facility during an FDA inspection, according to the FDA.
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No illnesses have been reported to date.
For a full list of products, which include brand names of Bucee’s, Harris Teeter, Pita Pal and Lantana, check out the FDA’s website. Impacted products have a date code of 150 through 176.
Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. is recalling its Bison Burgers & Bison Ground because of the potential for E. coli contamination. The form of E. coli involved may cause diarrhea, often with bloody stools, according to the FDA.
The recalled products were distributed across the East Coast and Central U.S. to institutions and retail outlets. For retail outlets, the Bison Burgers have an expiration date up to Oct. 8, 2020, and are identified by their blue boxes with the company logo.
Customers who have purchased the burgers are urged to return them to their place of purchase for a full refund.
Wismettac Asian Foods Inc. is recalling eight types of Shirakiku brand imported fish cake products because they may contain some allergens, including milk, egg and/or crustacean shellfish.
The recall was discovered through testing conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which found allergens that weren’t on the product label.
No illnesses have been reported to date. For a full list of affected products and UPC codes and item numbers, check out the FDA’s website.
The FDA also reported a third wave of ophthalmic products associated with Altaire Pharmaceuticals’ recall over lack of sterility of its products.