New FDA recalls: kids cereal, chips, salmon, ramen, cherries, granola, cookies, dog food


    New FDA recalls. (Photo: Adam Forgie, KUTV via FDA)

    The Food and Drug Administration has announced numerous recalls of consumer products in the past few weeks.

    The recalls are wide ranging, including several different items.

    Below are the recalls which may affect your next trip to the store.

    Amaretto Rainier Ultra Dark Chocolate Cherries Pouches by Chukar Cherries

    On February 18, Washington-based company Chukar Cherries recalled 7.5oz Amaretto Rainier Ultra Dark Chocolate Cherries because they may contain undeclared milk.

    "People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product," the FDA says.

    The 7.5oz Amaretto Rainier Ultra Dark Chocolate Cherries were distributed in CA, CO, MD, ME, OR, and WA through retail stores. The product is sold in plastic pouches, UPC 0 11261 22307 7, and a Best By date of 11/2019 is found underneath the UPC code on the back side of the package.

    No allergic reaction has been reported to date.

    Chukar cherries recall (FDA)

    EnviroKidz Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch and Jungle Munch cereals

    On Feburary 15, Nature’s Path Foods announced a voluntary recall of EnviroKidz Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch and Jungle Munch cereals for they may contain undeclared gluten.

    This recall impacts those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.

    The recall impacts cereals with certain "best before" dates:

    EnviroKidz Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch and Jungle Munch cereal recall (FDA)

    “DG™ Baby Gripe Water herbal supplement with organic ginger and fennel extracts

    On February 15, Kingston Pharma recalled all lots of “DG™ Baby Gripe Water herbal supplement with organic ginger and fennel extracts” to the consumer level due to the presence of an undissolved ingredient, citrus flavonoid.

    Consuming the product is not considered hazardous but could result in difficulty swallowing for certain individuals.

    "The product is administered orally to infants and adults," the FDA says. "The recall is for all lots. The product is packaged in 4-ounce amber bottles, white plastic caps with safety seals and provided with an oral syringe, with UPC Code 8 5495400246 3. The product was distributed throughout the United States by Dollar General Corporation."

    “DG™ Baby Gripe Water herbal supplement recall (FDA)

    Jansal Valley brand Dukkah

    On February 15, Sid Wainer and Son recalled Jansal Valley brand Dukkah in 2.5oz containers because it may contain pieces of glass.

    The product is packaged in a circular tin can with a clear lid labeled as Jansal Valley Dukkah, packaged in 2.5 ounce sizes. The cases contain 6, 2.5 oz units each.

    Product best by date: 08/28/2020

    Product lot codes: Case – L2033968 and individual tins – L2034198

    Jansal Valley Dukkah was distributed Nationwide.

    Jansal Valley brand Dukkah recall. (FDA)

    Smoked Silver Salmon

    On February 15, Smoked Alaska Seafoods, Inc. recalled all jars and cans of Smoked Silver Salmon in 6.5 oz. containers because it may contain a life-threatening bacterium which causes botulism.

    The recall impacts containers "with the production code of AL81111133 on the bottom of the jar/can because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled,"the FDA says.

    The Smoked Silver Salmon was sold to distributors throughout the state of Alaska primarily in gift stores in the Anchorage and Fairbanks area.

    Wild Alaska Smoked Silver Salmon recall. (FDA)

    JIN JJAMBBONG Spicy Seafood Noodle and JIN RAMEN MILD TASTE

    On February 12, Ottogi America, Inc. recalled two of their products because they may contain undeclared egg.

    The products were recalled "due to a possibility of containing egg ingredient undeclared on the packages," the FDA says. "People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction of they consume these products."

    Ottogi America, Inc. Expands Recall on Undeclared Egg in Products (FDA)

    Craft Granola Goldenola Turmeric & Ginger

    On February 8, the Birdseed Food Company recalled Craft Granola Goldenola Turmeric & Ginger because it has undeclared cashews inside.

    The affected products were sold between the dates of 10/03/18 - 02/07/19.

    Craft Granola Goldenola Turmeric & Ginger was distributed in CA, CT, MD, NY, OR and PA at retail stores.

    Craft Granola Goldenola Turmeric & Ginger recall. (FDA)

    Indian Herb

    On February 8, Felt, OK, McDaniel Life-Line LLC recalled all lots of "Indian Herb" because it was marketed without approval from the FDA under the NDA/ANDA label.

    "The therapeutic claims made in the labeling for this product establish that it is a drug because it is an article (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body," the FDA says. "Additionally, the product contains ingredients that the Agency has determined to be caustic in nature that can cause serious injury."

    There has been one reported injury from using Indian Herb.

    The product can be taken internally or applied externally to abnormal skin growths. The product is packaged in 6 dram vials. The affected Indian Herb includes all lots. Product was distributed in the United States, Italy, Canada, Australia and Poland to individuals via internet sales@lifelinewater.com.

    Indian Herb recall. (FDA)

    Cold Pressed Juice Watermelon

    On February 8, World Waters, LLC recalled specific lots of Cold Pressed Juice Watermelon WTRMLN WTR Original 12 packs because there may be loose plastic floating in some bottles.

    The affected products had the following lot numbers:

    Cold Pressed Juice Watermelon recall. (FDA)

    Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips

    On Feburary 4, Frito-Lay recalled a small number of 7 1/3 oz. bags of Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients.

    "People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product contained inside the recalled pita chips bags," the FDA says.

    The recalled products are 7 1/3 oz. bags of Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips that were distributed nationwide and have both a “Use By” date of 23 APR 2019 and a nine-character manufacturing code of “65M127902” listed below the “Use By” date. These numbers can be found on the front of the bag along the top right side. In addition, the recalled bags will also have a UPC code of “028400564632” listed on the bottom right side of the back of the bag.

    Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips recall. (FDA)

    “Hipster Chipster” cookies

    Cookies sold at the Santa Rosa Whole Foods Market are being recalled because they contain undeclared walnuts, milk, and egg allergens that were not listed on the product label.

    The “Hipster Chipster” cookies were distributed at the Whole Foods Market at 1181 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. The bakery products were available in a six-pack size with UPC code 0247449 006990 with sell-by dates through 02/04/19. All affected product has been removed from store shelves.

    The Hipster Chipster Cookie Company. (The Hipster Chipster Cookie Company)

    Hill’s Pet Nutrition dog food

    Hill’s Pet Nutrition is recalling dog food because of the potential of elevated levels of vitamin D.

    "While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure, and dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss," the FDA says. "Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Pet parents with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed and are exhibiting any of these signs should contact their veterinarian. In most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of feeding."

    You can find affected products and their lot numbers here.

    Hill’s Pet Nutrition dog food recall. (FDA)


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