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Food Recalls
Release Date: February 15, 2007

NJLINCS Health Alert Network
Public Health Info

Distributed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

Subject: Food Recalls
Date: 2/6/2007; 12:15:01
Message #: 100371-2-6-2007-PHIN
Contact Info:   Alan L. Talarsky, NJDHSS/CEHS/Food and Drug Safety Program
Phone: 609-588-3122x4560; Email: at2@njlincs.net
Attachments: None

Please review the following message from Alan Talarsky, Environmental Scientist 1, Food and Drug Safety Program, DHSS, concerning the following three Class 1 food recalls. Two were issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and one from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

QFL, Inc., of Paterson, NJ, is voluntarily recalling all "Major Egg" products in Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry flavors because they contain undeclared dairy content. People who have allergies or severe sensitivity to dairy products run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled Major Egg products were distributed in retail stores.

Major Egg product was packed in one size 2.2 lbs., in plastic bottles.

It is found that product contained dairy product, but was not declared on the label.

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Unilever of Englewood Cliffs, NJ is voluntarily recalling "Knorr® Chicken flavor Bouillon" Cubes, UPC # 4800171162, Best if Used by MAR 17 2007, because it contains fish flavored bouillon cubes and therefore the presence of fish is undeclared. The affected product is packaged in 2.5 oz (72g) cartons (6 cubes in each carton) marked with UPC # 4800171162 located on the end flap of the carton and Best If Used By Date of MAR 17 2007 located on the end flap of the carton.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to fish run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The recall relates to one production code of "Knorr® Chicken flavor Bouillon" cubes and is limited to 400 cartons produced. No other Knorr® bouillon product (including powders, packets or cubes of any other product code) is being recalled. The company is working in cooperation with the FDA and is also issuing an alert through the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.

The affected "Knorr® Chicken flavor Bouillon" cubes were distributed to a limited number of customers located in New Jersey. Products may have reached consumers through retail stores in these states and adjoining areas. The affected product is being recalled from consumers and retailer store shelves, back rooms and warehouses.

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The Wornick Company of Cincinnati, Ohio is voluntarily recalling approximately 7,848 pounds of pasta entrees for toddlers due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, cheese (milk.

Two products labels were inadvertently switched. Consumers should be aware that the chicken pasta product subject to recall may actually contain beef ravioli instead. The beef ravioli product contains cheese (milk), a known allergen.

The following products are subject to recall:
. 5.8-ounce packages of "Gerber GRADUATES FOR TODDLERS, lil' entrees, chicken & pasta wheel pick ups in sauce with peas." Each label bears the establishment number "P-19076" inside the USDA seal of inspection. The bottom of each package also bears the UPC code "15000 04870" as well as "21 Dec 07" followed by numbers between and including "0858 and 1053."
. 5.5-ounce packages of "Gerber GRADUATES FOR TODDLERS, lil' entrees, beef ravioli in tomato sauce with green beans." Each label bears the establishment number "19076" inside the USDA seal of inspection. The bottom of each package also bears the UPC code "15000 04876" as well as "20 Dec 07" followed by numbers between and including "1030 and 1127."

The entrees were distributed to retail stores nationwide.

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No action is being requested of local health agencies at this time for any of these recalls. If any requests for assistance are received from either the FDA or USDA-FSIS, the Food and Drug Safety Program will contact you.

Please click the weblinks below for additional details. If you have questions concerning this information, please contact Alan Talarsky at 609-588-3123, or by e-mail at alan.talarsky@doh.state.nj.us.

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Please go to the following weblink for detailed information regarding FDA recalls: http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html

Please go to the following weblink for detailed information regarding USDA recalls:
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp






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