Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Toledo, Ohio market Recalls Kielbasa

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2012 - Stanley's Market Brands, LLC, a Toledo, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 16,100 pounds of kielbasa products because they may contain foreign materials—less than 5mm-sized pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

  • 10-lb. bulk cases, each containing 15 links of "STANLEY'S MARKET FRESH KIELBASA," bearing the identifying case code of "S0011" and any of the following package codes: "30412," "30512," "30612," "31012," "31112," "31312," "31412," "31812," "32012," "32112."
  • 41-oz white freezer paper wrapped packages, each containing 4 links of "STANLEY'S MARKET FRESH KIELBASA."
  • 21-oz. white freezer paper wrapped packages of "STANLEY'S MARKET FRESH KIELBASA," bearing the identifying case code of "S0071" and any of the following package codes: "31012" or "31112." The product was produced on Nov. 5, 2012 and Nov. 6, 2012.
  • 6.6 lb. vacuum sealed packages of "STANLEY'S MARKET SMOKED FRESH KIELBASA," with the identifying case code of "S0013," and any of the following package codes: "31312" or "31012." The product was produced on Nov. 5, 2012 and Nov. 8, 2012.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "Est. 34598" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on the following dates in 2012, unless otherwise noted above: Oct. 30, Oct. 31, Nov. 1, Nov. 5, Nov. 6, Nov 8, Nov. 9, Nov. 13, Nov. 15, and Nov. 16. It is important to note that the above listed products were repackaged into consumer-size packages and may not bear the identifying product information.

The 10-lb bulk cases listed above were distributed at the wholesale level in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio for further processing and distribution.

The 41-oz packages were distributed nationwide through internet sales at the retail level, while the 21-oz packages were distributed to retail establishments in Toledo, Ohio.

The bulk and 6.6-lb packages were sold through the company's retail counter in Toledo, Ohio.

FSIS was alerted to the problem by Stanley's Market Brands. The company initiated the recall after being informed by its supplier that the marjoram ingredient in the spice mix used in the kielbasa products was being withdrawn from the market by the supplier for potentially containing foreign materials. FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury associated with the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about injury should contact a healthcare provider.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Charlee Bear Products Recalls “Protein Crunch Bars” Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk


Lori Richards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 1, 2012 -- Charlee Bear Products announced today that it is voluntarily recalling certain lots of its Protein Crunch Bar products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following products are being recalled:

  • Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars – Chicken Recipe with Carrots
    5.5 oz packages; UPC Code: 8710890000
    Lot number 19812; Best by date: 07-16-2015
    Lot number 19912; Best by date: 07-17-2015
    Lot number 20012; Best by date: 07-18-2015
    Lot number 20212; Best by date: 07-20-2015
  • Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars – Chicken Recipe with Sweet Potatoes
    5.5 oz packages; UPC Code: 8710890001
    Lot number 20112; Best by date: 07-19-2015

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Individuals handling contaminated product can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. Healthy people who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.

No illnesses have been reported to date in animals or humans in connection to these products.