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Ocean Spray Craisins Recalled Due to Metal Fragments

three bags of Ocean Spray Dried CranberriesThis past weekend, Ocean Spray voluntarily recalled some of its Original Flavor Craisins Dried Cranberries, because some lots were found to contain hair-like fragments of metal. The recall includes Craisins sold in five-ounce, 10-ounce, 48-ounce packages and 10-pound bulk packages. No other Ocean Spray products are affected.

However, the metal pieces do not appear to pose a serious problem to consumers, as the FDA states that the recalled products are unlikely to cause injury and that the measure was taken “out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of our consumers.”

Below is a list of the recalled products and their associated “Best By” dates. Only dates followed by the letter “M” are affected.


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RECALL: Starbucks and Pilgrim’s Pride Chicken and Other Meats Contaminated with Listeria

Starbucks and Pilgram's Pride LogosTwo large distributors of packaged chicken products have recalled massive quantities of meat due to listeria contamination. Pilgrim’s Pride recalled 18,312 pounds of chicken nuggets and chicken fillets and Flying Foods has recalled nearly 7,000 pounds of ready-to-eat turkey, chicken, pork and beef products. No cases of sickness have been reported.

The Pilgrim’s Pride product being recalled is the “Pilgrim’s Pride Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Breaded Nugget Shaped Patties with Rib meat,” sold in Dollar General stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Each two-pound bag is marked with the code “P-7091A.” The problem was found during routine testing. Consumers with questions about this recall are encouraged to call a company’s representative at (800) 321-1470, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).


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RECALL: Papaya Contaminated with Salmonella

half a papayaPapayas distributed by the Texas company Agromod have been recalled after being like to nearly 100 cases of salmonella in at least 23 states. The affected fruit came from Mexico and was brought into the United States via McAllen, Texas. Two samples of the papaya were found to be contaminated with salmonella, one in Mexico and the other in McAllen.

Agromod papayas are sold whole and unprocessed under four brand names: Yaya, Mananita, Tastylicious and Blondie. The distributor announced in a press release that they are recalling all papayas sold prior to July 23, 2011. Cases of sickness have been reported in California, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Virginia, Washington, Nebraska and Wisconsin. Arizona, Colorado, New Jersey, Ohio, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee each have one reported case.


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TYLENOL Issues a Voluntary Recall for Extra Strength Caplets

A voluntary recall has been issued for Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets. Over 60,000, 225-count bottles of caplets were produced in February 2009. This lot has been found to be the effected batch that were sold over the counter.

This recall came as a result of a small number of reports. Uncharacteristic claims of musty and moldy odors have been made. These odors are linked to the presence of a chemical known as 2,4,6-tribromoanisole, (TBA). The amounts of TBA are minimal and are not expected to pose a serious medical risk. The recall has been established simply as a precaution.

The company has chosen to voluntarily recall the product as TBA can cause an offensive odor and has been linked to gastrointestinal symptoms. These symptom are non-serious and temporary.
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