Georgia Department of Agriculture

Food & Feed Recall Alerts for Georgia

Jessica Badour
Office: 404-656-3627
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 This page lists recent recall alerts for food and feed products that have been distributed to, and/or were produced here in Georgia. Recall notices come from the GDA as well as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service (USDA FSIS). To learn more about a recall, click on any of the links below to display the full news release. Only the most recent recalls are posted here, categorized annually by fiscal year (July 1-June 30); click on a year below to see additional recalls. Want to learn more about how recalls are classified (Class I, II or III) or other information about how they're issued?
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  • Yorgo's Foods Inc. - Greek-style food products recalled due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were distributed to retail stores nationwide. Most of the recalled products were distributed in 8, 12, 16 and 32 ounce plastic cups or 2 and 5 pound plastic bags.
  • Figi's Companies, Inc. - Dark Chocolate Gingersnaps recalled due to an undeclared milk allergen in the product. This recall is related to the GKI FOODS LLC Dark Chocolate Products recall and includes Figi's Gift #0368 Christmas Gingersnap Variety – The tin contains 5.5oz of the dark chocolate gingersnaps (all lots are being recalled).
  • New American Food Products, LLC - several Dark Chocolate products recalled due to an undeclared allergen (milk) sold in retail stores nationwide, and it includes ALL best before dates. Brand names include various CVS Gold Emblem chocolates, Candy Break, Ocean State Candy Break, Hannaford, Market Basket and Weigels.
  • Aurora Products, Inc - Dark Chocolate products recalled due to an undeclared allergen (milk) sold in retail stores nationwide. Sold in various package sizes, the products include dark chocolate covered almonds, Turbinado almonds with sea salt, cherries, cranberries, and coffee beans.
  • GKI Foods - Dark Chocolate products recalled due to an undeclared allergen (milk), distributed in various states.
  • First Source - Dark Chocolate products as well as products sold in grocery store bulk bins recalled due to an undeclared allergen (milk), distributed in various states.
  • Shoreline Fruit, LLC. - dark chocolate products In cooperation with the GKI Foods, LLC recall of dark chocolate products due to an undeclared milk/dairy allergen, Shoreline Fruit is voluntarily recalling select Shoreline Fruit bulk and Cherry Bay Orchards® branded dark chocolate covered cherry products.
  • 21st Century Snack Foods - Dark Chocolate Almonds: Packaged in a 6 oz peg / stand up bag recalled due to undeclared allergen (milk). The chocolate was distributed in various states.
  • Rucker’s Wholesale and Service Co - Uncle Buck’s and Family Choice Dark Chocolate Peanuts packaged in standup twist tie bag recalled due to the presence of an undeclared milk ingredient. The product was sold between March 7, 2016 and October 30, 2017.
  • Mann Packing - minimally processed vegetable products recalled because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were distributed throughout the U.S. & Canada with “best if used by” dates from October 11 to October 20 listed on the front of the packaging. This has led to various expanded recalls of other products; to date, none of those additional recalls are impacting Georgia. To see the complete list of recalls, click here.

 

  • Tres Latin Foods - recalls two specific batches of pupasasdue to an undeclared milk allergen. The products were sold at natural food stores and grocery retailers nationwide, specifically:
    • Tres Latin Foods - Kale & Pinto Bean 10 oz. with a "Best By" date of June 20, 2018 (062018) or June 27, 2018 (062718) UPC number 8-54430-00247-5;
    • Tres Latin Foods - Black Bean & Sweet Corn 10 oz. pupusas with a "Best By" date of June 19, 2018 (061918), UPC number 8-54430-00237-6.
  • GKI Foods - Dark Chocolate products recalled due to an undeclared allergen (milk), which is not listed on the product label. The chocolate was distributed in various states.
  • Earthbound Farm, LLC - Organic Chopped Asian Style Salad Kit recalled with an expiration date of October 24, 2017 and UPC of 32601 95134. It was discovered that some of the bags contain the dressing/toppings packets for the Southwest Chopped Salad Kit rather than for the Chopped Asian Style Kit.
  • Organic Spices, Inc. - 0.4 oz. Organic Tarragon recalled Lot No. OTW100134 packed in glass jars with a "best if used by" date of 12/31/20 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. It was not sold via retail stores in Georgia, but may have reached customers through online sales.
  • Sandridge RMH Acquisition, LLC - ready-to-eat beef products recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products are mislabeled as beef pot roast, but actually contain beef meatloaf. The beef meatloaf constains wheat and soybean oil, which are not declared on the label. The pot roast was sold as "Publix Homestyle Beef Pot Road with Seasoned Gravy."
  • Sid Wainer & Son - Jansal Valley dried chili de arbol peppers recalled due to unlabeled allergens. They discovered peanut contamination in the 1 oz containers of the dried chilis.
  • Whole Foods Market - 365 Everyday Value Organic Raisin Bran recalled due to undeclared peanuts. The box was found to contain Peanut Butter Cocoa Balls cereal instead of Organic Raisin Bran.
  • Great American Deli - Premium Chicken Salad Wheatberry Sandwiches recalled because they contain undeclared eggs and soy. These sandwiches were sold in convenience stores and vending machines.
  • General Mills - Cascadian Farm Organic Cinnamon Raisin Granola cereal recalleddue to undeclared almonds, a nut allergen. The affected boxes have the following better if used by codes: 20MAR2018JK, 21MAR2018JK.
  • Myanmar Wholesale - all packages of Thanlwin Fried Bean Snack recalled due to undeclared peanut allergens. These packaged snacks were sold exclusively in ethnic food stores.
  • Prestage Foods, Inc., - ground turkey products recalled because it may be contaminated with extraneous materials (metal shavings). The products were shipped in white styrofoam trays with clear plastic film covering to retail distribution centers in GA and other states across the U.S.
  • Belmont Sausage Co., - smoked turkey drumsticks recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens (milk). The products have a USDA mark of inspection on the packaging, with establishment number "P-21309," which was distributed nationwide.
  • Garden of Life, LLC - Baby Organic Liquid because the product's instructions may be misinterpreted. The company is concerned that if not administered correctly, the product may present difficulties in swallowing and potentially pose a choking hazard to infants due to the thickness of the liquid. The product is a liquid supplement packaged in a blue carton that includes a measuring syringe. The company plans to relabel with new instructions, advising parents to only administer the product by mixing in either breast milk or formula and not to administer directly into the infant’s mouth. There has been limited distribution, but some retail stores in Georgia received the product. 
  • Simply Fresh Foods, Inc. - San Francisco Seafood Salad Made with Greek Yogurt due to an undeclared allergen (milk). The package includes four 4-ounce cups (113 g each, 16 oz. total) with a UPC bar code 47502 19701. The individual cups may be mislabeled as "Seafood Salad with Real Mayonnaise," without milk on the ingredients label. The outer carton's description is correct, with a correct ingredients label. The recalled product was distributed through retail stores in Georgia, Arizona, Utah, Washington, Oregon & Indiana.
  • Death Wish Coffee Co. - 11-oz Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew cans recalled due to the potential of botulin contamination, which causes a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, botulism. Cans of Death Wish Nitro have been removed from the company’s online store, in addition to being pulled from retail shelves.
  • Seven Sundays LLC - Vanilla Cherry Pecan Muesli because it may contain an undeclared allergen (almonds). The product was distributed to retail stores nationwide and comes in a red and black 12 oz. plastic pouch with a clear window on the front. The UPC Code is 8-56088-00315-6. The product is marked with the Best Buy Date Code of "SELL BY JUNE 29 2018" on the back of the pouch.
  • Litehouse Inc. - OPA by Litehouse Ranch because it may contain undeclared allergen (eggs). A total of 742 cases of 11 oz. glass bottles were distributed to retailers and locations nationwide. The "Best Used By" date can be found on the top of the bottle, Best by Oct.24.17 with lot code of 13948 6/11fl LH/OPA RANCH.
  • Grand BK Corp. - California Aloha Mix because it may contain undeclared tree nuts (Almonds, Walnuts and Cashews). This product was only distributed to H Mart stores, sold in a 14 oz clear package marked "Goodies" with UPC 846034010048.
  • Madhava Natural Sweeteners - MMM...Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix because it may contain undeclared milk. The recall applies to all units of their MMM...Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in 13.8 oz. packages with the item UPC of 0 78314 25105 0. Product was distributed nationally through retail channels.
  • Hudson Valley Foods, Inc. - Amrita Bars in various flavors because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The protein bars were distributed across the country via retail stores, e-commerce and direct sales, with best buy dates 04/24/2018 to 05/31/2018.
  • Fairway ‘Like No Other Market’ ® - Fairway Brand Cookies Blondie for undeclared allergen ingredient (walnuts). The product was sold directly to consumers through home delivery programs provided by Fairway E-commerce, Google and Instacart.

 

  • Papayas packed by the company Carica de Campeche - may be contaminated with Salmonella and several recalls are ongoing in relation to an ongoing foodborne illness outbreak believed to be linked to the fruit. Recalls are limited to states outside of GA, but product may have been further distributed, with limited information available for all retailers and small produce dealers that could potentially have sold the product in the marketplace. Information about recalled products available at this time:
    • ***Expanded Recall*** Freshtex Produce - "Valery" brand Maradol Papayas distributed to Illinois (July 10-13), identifiable by the "Valery" name on the box and label grown and packed by Carica de Campeche.
    • ***Expanded Recall*** Agroson's LLC - Maradol Papaya Cavi Brand grown and packed by Carica de Campeche, distributed to wholesalers in NY, CT, and NJ (July 16 -19) and further distributed to retail consumers and were available for sale until July 31. Consumers can identify the papayas by PLU sticker, cavi MEXICO 4395.
    • ***Expanded Recall*** Grande Produce Papaya Maradol - Papaya “Caribeña” (with the brand name Caribeña labeled on cartons) distributed in Maryland (July 10-19). El Espanol: Grande Produce emite retiro voulantrio del mercado de una cantidad limitada de Papaya "Caribeña" por un potencial de riesgo contra la salud.

 

  • Bhu Foods - Caribeña brand Maradol Papayas (8 different lot codes) recalled due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Product was distributed nationwide in retail stores and online, but no illnesses have been reported.
  • Raja Foods LLC - Anarkali Peshawari Naan Bread (15 oz package, UPC code 0-51179-99605-2, Manufactured July 1st, 2015 Thru July 1st, 2017) recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergen (milk). Product was shipped nationwide and one illness has been reported.
  • Clif Bar & Company - CLIF BUILDER'S Bar and Kid ZBar (All lot codes from 24MAR16M to 08FEB18M, 31MAY16M to 15OCT17M, 05APR16M3 to 23APR18M3) recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens (peanuts and some tree nuts). Product was sold online as well in retail stores nationwide, but no severe illnesses have been reported.
  • Custom Culinary, Inc - Chicken and Beef Pastes (Lot codes 72505 239497 and 72505 239498) recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens (soy). Product was shipped to food service distributors nationwide, but no illnesses have been reported.
  • Marathon Enterprises, Inc. - Hot Dogs (Establishment number EST. 8854) recalled due to contamination by extraneous materials (bone fragments). Products were shipped to retail and institutional locations nationwide with one oral injury reported.
  • Texas Legend Foods - Silver Star Chipotle Queso Dip (Lot numbers 060AFV7A, 072AFV7A, 072AFV7B, 090AFV7A, 111AFV7A) recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens (milk, eggs, cheese). Product was shipped nationwide to retail stores, but no illnesses have been reported.
  • Blue Marble Brands - Woodstock Organic Matcha Vanilla Oats (UPC Code 0-42563-01786-6) recalled due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Product was distributed nationwide in retail stores, but no illnesses have been reported.

See more Georgia-related recalls by clicking below by year (organized by fiscal year, July 1-June 30):

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Additional Information

CONSUMERS: Stay knowledgeable about recalls & understand how they can impact you, your family, friends and/or pets or livestock! If you think you have purchased a recalled product, do not open or consume it; instead, follow the instructions in the recall notice, +/or return it to the place of purchase. Get more tips, click here

INDUSTRYAll food manufacturers in Georgia must conduct finished product/ingredient testing and any confirmed positive test results must be reported to the GDA within 24 hours of obtaining the test results (even if the product is still in the firm's control). Report positives to 404-657-4801 or postiveresults@agr.georgia.gov. Get additional GDA guidance here; more FDA guidance here

If you think you may be experiencing symptoms of foodborne illness or "food poisoning," contact your local health department & notify a primary care physician (request clinical samples be taken to confirm illness).  

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