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The Latest Gluten-Free Food Recalls

There have been a few major food recall's in the gluten-free community lately. In case you missed any of them, check out the list below.
  1. On Friday April 2nd, 2010, Glutino Food Group of Lawrence, Massachusetts recalled their "Raisin Bread" due to undisclosed "egg" in the ingredients.
  2. Friday April 2nd, 2010, Zatarain's Recalled their,  "Original Dirty Rice Mix Package" due to unlabeled wheat and barley ingredients.The package comes in 8 oz size and has a UPC code 7142909535
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    and a "BEST BY" date of JAN 19 12H.
  3. April 7th, 2010, McCormick & Company, Incorporated recalled, "McCormick Fajitas Seasoning Mix" due to undeclared "milk & wheat" in the ingredients. McCormick distributes to grocery stores nationally. The product comes in a 1.12-oz pouch labeled with a UPC code 5210002121 and “BEST BY” dates of JAN 16 12 AH and JAN 16 12 CH. The package contains the wrong product. Consumers may call (800) 632-5847 with questions or to request a replacement or full refund.

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Destiny
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said this on
22 Apr 2010 2:01:24 PM PDT
Here is another voluntary recall taken directly from the USDA website:


California Firm Recalls Assorted Meat Products Due To Mislabeling And An Undeclared Allergen
Recall Release CLASS II RECALL
FSIS-RC-024-2010 HEALTH RISK: LOW

Congressional and Public Affairs
(202) 720-9113
Neil Gaffney

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2010 - Westlake Food Corporation, a Santa Ana, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 140,000 pounds of fully cooked assorted meat products because they contain an undeclared allergen, wheat starch, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Wheat is a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.

The products subject to recall include [View Labels, PDF Only]:

* 14-ounce packages of "GIO LUA TAY HO PORK MEAT LOAF WRAPPED IN BANANA LEAVES FULLY COOKED."
* 13-ounce packages of "BO VIEN TAY HO BEEF MEAT BALL FULLY COOKED."
* 14-ounce packages of "DOI GIO HEO TAY HO CURED PORK HOCK SAUSAGE WITH ONION WRAPPED IN PORK SKIN FULLY COOKED."
* 15-ounce packages of "CHA CHIIEN TAY HO FRIED PORK PATTIE FRIED IN VEGETABLE OIL FULLY COOKED."
* 13-ounce packages of "BO VIEN GAN TAY HO BEEF MEAT BALL WITH BEEF TENDON FULLY COOKED," produced between April 15, 2009 and April 14, 2010.


Each package bears the establishment number "EST. 1627A" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The assorted meat products were produced between January 1, 2010 and April 14, 2010, unless otherwise noted above. These products were distributed to restaurants and retail establishments nationwide.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine inspection. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers (including restaurants) of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumer and media with questions about the recall should contact Oanh Dam at (714) 973-2286.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

 
Carol Frilegh

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15 May 2010 12:47:18 PM PDT
This is one reason the specificl carbohydrate diet allows so few processed foods. We obtain a signed hard copy letter on company letterhead verifying ingredients.

 
Janet

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19 Oct 2014 9:24:19 AM PDT
Destiny Stone,

Thank you for all the good work you do.




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