Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC is Recalling Smoked Salmon Products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 14, 2012 - Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC is voluntarily recalling 371 cases of ready-to-eat cold smoked salmon products because of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled products, “Nathan’s Brand 3oz Cold Smoked Atlantic Salmon” (Product of Chile) and “LASCCO Cold Smoked Nova Atlantic Salmon 4 oz” (Product of Chile) were distributed to various retailers and distribution centers in WA, OR, CA, AZ, TX, CO, MA, NH, CT, RI, NJ, and NY from 11/20/2012 through 12/12/2012.
Potentially affected product is limited to packages bearing the following codes:
Lascco 4 oz Nova Salmon 0 72840 01751 7 285 96 cases
Nathan's 3oz Nova Salmon 0 73030 80368 2 285 275 cases
Ocean Beauty Seafoods has notified the retailers and distributors who may have received the affected product listed above, and is taking this action as a precautionary measure in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. No other Ocean Beauty products are included in this action. There have been no complaints or illnesses reported in association with this recall.
The potential for contamination was noted after internal testing by the company revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in samples of the specific code dates identified above. Nathan’s and Lascco brand products that do not have the specific package code identified above are not affected.
Consumers can identify if they have purchased an impacted product by looking at the package code date located in the back, top left corner of the package. Consumers who have affected product with the package codes identified above should not eat the product. Consumers should discard any open packages of affected product and should return unopened packages to the place of purchase for a refund.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Voluntary Recall...VEGGIE PATCH®

VEGGIE PATCH® Voluntarily Recalls Two Items- The Ultimate Meatless Burger and Falafel
- Due To Possible Risk Of Contamination By Listeria monocytogenes

VEGGIE PATCH® is voluntarily recalling two products --The Ultimate Meatless Burger and Falafel-- due to a risk ofcontamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy persons may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
The Ultimate Meatless Burger and Falafel, from VEGGIE PATCH, with the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed below were distributed to a select number of retailers and distributors.
  • 9-ounce trays of refrigerated, fully cooked, VEGGIE PATCH, The Ultimate Meatless Burger with a Use-By date, Jan/12/2013; UPC code 6-10129-00211-5 (which can be found on back of package)
  • 9-ounce trays of refrigerated, fully cooked, VEGGIE PATCH, Falafel with a Use-By date, Jan/15/2013; UPC code 6-10129-06619-3 (which can be found on back of package)
The Ultimate Meatless Burger potentially affected was available for sale as of November 21, 2012, in the following states; NY, CT, PA, FL, IL, MD, IN, WI, VA, NJ and DE. Falafel potentially affected, was available for sale as of November 21, 2012, nationwide.
No illnesses have been reported to date. VEGGIE PATCH discovered this issue as part of its routine testing of its products.
Consumers who purchased any product with the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed above are asked to dispose of the product. They should email to arrange for a full refund. The recall affects only these two items. Products that do not contain the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed are not affected by the recall. No other VEGGIE PATCH products or other use-by dates of The Ultimate Meatless Burger or Falafel are affected by this recall. Frozen Veggie Patch products are not affected by this recall.
Consumers with questions can contact VEGGIE PATCH at 888-807-0765, 8am- 5pm EST, seven days a week, or at
More information is available on the VEGGIE PATCH website at
VEGGIE PATCH offers tasty, healthy and convenient vegetarian foods and meatless options ideal for snacks, lunch and dinner. Products include main dish items, kid-friendly vegetable and cheese bites and other appetizers. All VEGGIE PATCH products are made from real vegetables, are high in protein and free of trans fats and MSG. For more information, visit