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   P.E. & F. Inc., a St. Louis establishment, is recalling approximately 123 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat meatballs due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

   The following products are subject to recall: 15-oz. packages of "Fazio's Meatballs"

   Each package has a lot code of "041114," and bears the establishment number "EST. 13051" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on April 11, 2013, and sold at retail locations in the St. Louis area. 

   The problem was discovered by FSIS routine sampling for Listeria monocytogenes. The company inadvertently did not hold the product pending test results. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products. 

   Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Nick Lamia at (314) 308-1530. 

   Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider. 

 
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Friday, 03 May 2013 01:23

Frozen pizza recalled by USDA and FDA

   WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 – Nestlé Pizza Company, a Little Chute, WI establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of frozen pizzas that may be contaminated with extraneous materials and are the subject of a recall administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), FSIS announced today.

   The following products are subject to USDA recall:

• California Pizza Kitchen® Limited Edition Grilled Chicken with Cabernet Sauce, UPC 71921 00781; production code is 3059525952.

• DiGiorno® Crispy Flatbread Pizza Tuscan Style Chicken, UPC 71921 02663; production codes are 3057525922 and 3058525921.

   Each product package above has an establishment number of P-5754.

   In addition, the following products are subject to FDA recall:

• DiGiorno® pizzeria!™ Bianca/White Pizza, UPC 71921 91484; production code is 3068525951.

• California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) Crispy Thin Crust White®, UPC 71921 98745; production codes are 3062525951, 3062525952 and 3063525951.

   The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints that small fragments of plastic were found in the CPK Crispy Thin Crust White Pizza. The problem was related to the lot of spinach used in the production of three additional varieties of pizza subject to recall. There has been one consumer report of injury thus far (a chipped tooth) associated with consumption of these products.  The fragments are of clear, brittle plastic, in irregular triangles, and may have sharp edges.

   All the pizzas being recalled were produced between February 26 and March 9 of this year and shipped to retail establishments nationwide. 

   Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Nestlé USA Consumer Services at 800-456-4394 or nestlepizza@casupport.com for further instructions.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., E.T. and this Saturday, May 4 from Noon to 8 p.m. E.T.

 

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Spinach is again being recalled due to fears of E. coli contamination. Taylor Farms Retail of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling select brands of organic baby spinach potentially contaminated with E. coli. The specific brands affected by the recall include 5-ounce Simple Truth Organic and 16-ounce Taylor Farms Organic. The recalled spinach is sold in the 39 states including Missouri and Illinois.

Actual brand and UPC info for web:

Simple Truth Organic - Baby Spinach, 5 oz. tray UPC code: 0-11110-91128-5 Best by: 2/24/2013
Sold in: AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, LA, MO, MT, NM, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY.

Taylor Farms Organic - Baby Spinach, 16 oz. tray UPC code: 0-30223-04780-3 Best by: 2/24/2013
Sold in: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IN, IL, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MN, MS, MT, NC, NE, NM, NV, NJ, NY, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY.

More information can be found on a special website set up by Taylor Farms.
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