Monday, January 4, 2016

FDA Enforcement Actions - December 2015

In the FDA's record of Enforcement Actions for December of 2015, there are a few product issues that were not identified in the public notice for recalls.  Included are sugar products for metal, frozen beans for Listeria, bottled juice for patulin, and peanut butter for metal.

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FDA Enforcement Actions

Sprinkle King, Various sugar products for potential contamination with metal.  176,596 lbs total for all products.   Firm Kerry Ingredients  WI  Initiation - 9/3/15

Kroger 100% natural apple FROM CONCENTRATE 64FL OZ. - The firm received notification from the Alabama Dept. of Agriculture that a test came back indicating the levels of patulin was three times over the legal limit for patulin in two code dates of the Kroger Natural Apple Juice.
Firm - Kroger Co, Cincinnati, OH
Initiation Date - 11/5/15
Product was shipped to the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NM, NV, OH, SC, TN, UT, VA, WV & WY.

IQF FLAV-R-PAC Cut Wax Beans, there are 12/2 lbs. bags per case. Catalog # 07570. Product was distributed to Food Service accounts. The label has Cooking Directions and Safe Handling Instructions
Firm Norpac, Salem OR
Initiation Date - 10/30/15
Product distributed in California, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, North Dakota, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.

French Style Green Beans packaged under the following labels: 1. Giant Eagle, Net Wt. 16 oz (1 LB) 454 g, UPC 30034-00978; 2. Shur fine, Net Wt. 16 oz, 1 LB (454 g), UPC 11161-13478
The 16 oz poly bags of IQF French Style Green Beans have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Firm - Lakeside Foods, Inc , Manitowoc, WI
Initiation Date - 11/10/15
Dist - KS, NE, OH, and WI. No OUS distribution.

Skippy Creamy 25% Less Fat Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Spread Net Wt. 16.3 OZ (1 lb 0.3 OZ) 462g in plastic jars, UPC: 037600105002 Potential metal shavings in jars of peanut butter.
Firm - Hormel. MN
Initiation Date - 10/29/15
Dist - AL, AR, DE, GA, NC, SC, VA

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