Peppers, Avocado, OTC Meds Recalled
Today’s recalls involve at least two-thirds of an ethnic feast, with recalls being issued for chile peppers, avocado paste and painkillers.
Miravalle Foods, Inc. S. El Monte, CA is recalling 37,318 lbs. of "Miravalle Chile California & Miravalle Chile Nuevo Mexico" Brand Peppers" distributed between March 15th and May 6th 2010 to some customers in CA, CO, UT, NC, NE, ID, OR and NV because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
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The recalled Peppers distributed to a small group of customers through direct delivery, distributors and retail stores are in 3oz. (UPC Code: 7 12810-00301 & 7 12810-00304), 6 oz. (UPC Code: 7 12810-60001 & 7 1280-60004), 8oz. (UPC Code: 7 12810-00802 & 7 12810-00803) and 16 oz. (UPC Code: 7 12810-16005 & 7 12810-16007) clear plastic packages under the "Miravalle Chile California & Miravalle Chile Nuevo Mexico" Brand and in bulk 25lb. boxes.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The potential for contamination was noted after lab analysis of a random sample of the affected product conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed the presence of Salmonella.
Production of the product has been suspended while the FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem. Consumers who have purchased any of the affected Peppers are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-626-575-7551 between 8am and 4pm PST.
All retailers who receive this product are asked to reconfirm with their distribution centers and all individual stores to ensure that none of the affected Peppers remains in their inventory or at store locations. A separate notification will be forwarded to all relevant customers that received product between March 15th and May 6th 2010. For additional details, retailers are asked to contact their Miravalle Foods, Inc. customer service representative.
J. Hellman Frozen Foods, Inc. of Los Angeles is recalling 992 cases (4,960 retail units) of Señor Mexicano™ Avocado Pulp, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short‐term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Señor Mexicano™ Avocado Pulp was distributed in California and Hawaii. Dates and Product Codes as follows: Señor Mexicano™ Avocado Pulp, 2lbs bags (UPC Code 7 503012 650001) with the following Lot number: A 21 04 10 / A 21 04 12.
There have been no illnesses reported in accordance with this recall.
J. Hellman Frozen Foods, Inc. is collaborating with the FDA. This recall notification is being issued out of an abundance of caution based on a confirmed positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test conducted by the FDA.
We have notified all of our customers who have received the product in question and have directed them to remove it from their shelves and return to us as soon as possible. Because it is possible that products bearing the Lot number A 21 04 10 / A 21 04 12 were further distributed and could be on store shelves and in consumer homes, this recall is being extended to the general public.
We are confident in our safety program and committed to continuing a safe supply of ready to use frozen avocado pulp.
Any Questions or comments please call Greg Abadjian, Director of Food Safety at 213‐243‐9105 between the hours of 4 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.
Instructions for Consumers:
Check your refrigerator/freezers for Señor Mexicano™ Avocado Pulp with the above Lot number. The Lot number can be found on a sticker affixed to the package. Consumers who have the affected product are asked to record the Lot number, and immediately dispose of the product or return to place of purchase for a refund.
Instructions for Retailers/Distributors:
Immediately examine your inventory and quarantine product subject to recall. If you have product purchased between these dates, please with the affected Lot number contact us immediately and return this product as soon as possible in order to credit your account accordingly.
Please identify your customers and notify them at once of this product recall. Your notification to your customers may include a copy of this recall notification.
McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., is recalling 21 lots of over-the-counter medicines. The lots involved, listed below, are sold in the United States, Fiji, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, and Jamaica. This action is a follow-up to a product recall that McNeil Consumer Healthcare originally announced on January 15, 2010, which was initiated following consumer complaints of a musty or moldy odor, which has been linked to the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA). The risk of serious adverse medical events is remote. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
These lots are being added to the list of recalled products as a precautionary measure after a continuing internal review determined that some packaging materials used in the lots had been shipped and stored on the same type of wooden pallet that was tied to the presence of TBA in earlier recalled lots. All lots involved in the recall were produced before the January 15, 2010 recall, after which McNeil stopped accepting shipments of materials from its suppliers on that type of pallet.
Consumers who purchased product from the lots included in this recall should stop using the product and contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare for instructions on a refund or replacement. For these instructions, and information regarding how to return or dispose of the product, consumers should log on to the internet at www.mcneilproductrecall.com1 or call 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time). Consumers who have medical concerns or questions should contact their healthcare provider.
Any adverse reactions may also be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Program by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178, by mail at MedWatch, HF-2, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch website at www.fda.gov/safety/medwatch/default.htm.2
The product lot numbers for the recalled products can be found on the side of the bottle label.
FULL RECALLED PRODUCT LIST:
Product Name Lot Number UPC Code
BENADRYL® ALLERGY ULTRATAB™
BENADRYL® ALLERGY ULTRATAB™ TABLETS 100 count ABA567 312547170338
BENADRYL® ALLERGY ULTRATAB™ TABLETS 100 count ABA574 312547170338
Children’s TYLENOL® Meltaways
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® MELTAWAYS BUBBLEGUM 30 count ABA544 300450519306
MOTRIN® IB CAPLET 24 count ACA003 300450481030
MOTRIN® IB CAPLET bonus pack 50+25 count ACA002 300450481764
MOTRIN® IB TABLET 100 count AFA060 300450463043
TYLENOL®, Extra Strength
TYLENOL®, Extra Strength EZ TABLET 225 count ASA206 300450422378
TYLENOL®, Extra Strength EZ TABLET 50 count ABA005 300450422507
TYLENOL®, Extra Strength COOL CAPLET 24 count ABA566 300450444240
TYLENOL®, Extra Strength CAPLET bonus pack 24+12 count ACA025 300450444318
TYLENOL®, Extra Strength CAPLET 50 count AFA018 300450449078
TYLENOL®, Extra Strength CAPLET 50 count
(included in Day/Night Pack) ABA168 300450444530
TYLENOL®, Day & Night Value Pack
(contains Extra Strength CAPLET 50 count Lot # ABA168 & UPC 300450444530) AEC005 300450527103
TYLENOL®, Day & Night Value Pack
(contains Extra Strength CAPLET 50 count Lot # ABA168 & UPC 300450444530) AFC005 300450527103
TYLENOL®, Day & Night Value Pack
(contains Extra Strength CAPLET 50 count Lot # ABA168 & UPC 300450444530) ADC002 300450527103
TYLENOL®, Extra Strength RAPID RELEASE GELCAP 24 count ACA024 300450488244
TYLENOL®, Extra Strength RAPID RELEASE GELCAP 225 count AJA119 300450488251
TYLENOL® PM CAPLET 24 count ACA005 300450482242
TYLENOL® PM CAPLET 24 count ADA259 300450482242
TYLENOL® PM GELTAB 50 count AFA100 300450176509
TYLENOL® PM RAPID RELEASE GELCAP 20 count ACA004 300450244208