Food Safety Recalls

Food recalls are usually due to food safety or health reasons. Occasionally, a recall or product withdrawal will be for a quality issue that may not pose a health risk, such as off taste or odor.

A note about "Where Sold" ... food products can be shipped to a distribution center in one or more states and then transported to retail locations in other states. This means a recalled item may have wider distribution than the states listed.

Previous Year: 2011

Recalls (click on a recall for details) Reason Where Sold
Burch Farms Cantaloupes
Cottle Strawberry, Inc. Cantaloupes (Jul 28; Updated Aug 3)
Listeria monocytogenes FL, GA, IL, MD, ME, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SC, VA
Cut N Clean Greens Comfort Greens Kit (Aug 1) Listeria monocytogenes AZ, CA, IA, NV
Archer Farms
Chef's Kitchen
Copperwood Kitchens
Dairy Fresh
Finest Traditions
Market Pantry
Our Own
Spoon River
various ready-to-eat bean, slaw, couscous, salmon products; and chicken, cucumber, egg, german potato, ham, macaroni, pasta, potato, and tuna salads (Jul 31; Updated Aug 1)
Listeria monocytogenes AZ, CA, FL, IL, IN, IA, MA, MI, MN, MO, OH, PA, TX, WI
Dickey’s BBQ Bean Sauce
Fatz Tartar Sauce
Golden Corral Tartar Sauce
Ken’s Tartar Sauce
Lee’s Cole Slaw Dressing (Jul 30)
Listeria monocytogenes AL, FL, GA, IL, KY, MS, NC, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, WI
Cedar Grove Red Hots sausage products (Jul 27; Updated Jul 28) Listeria monocytogenes Mississippi
RaceTrac Chipotle Chicken Wrap (Jul 27) Listeria monocytogenes Florida
Trader Joe's BBQ Chicken Salad (Jul 27) Listeria monocytogenes Trader Joe's Stores in AZ, Southern CA, Southern NV, NM, TX
Cool Creations dips, grillers, salsa, diced onions, beef stew kit, kabob kit
Fiesta Garden Fresh Salsa (Jul 27)
Listeria monocytogenes AR, IA, KS, MO, OK
Wegmans prepared foods that contain chopped/diced white onions (Jul 27) Listeria monocytogenes Wegmans Food Markets stores in PA only
Tita brand Quesito Colombiano Colombian style Cheese (Jul 27) Staphylococcus aureus Metropolitan New York area
Delish!, Albertson's, Garden Highway, Marketside, Natural Directions, Pacific Coast, Raley's, Safeway Farms, Signature Café, Sprouts, and Trader Joe's brands of deli food, snack food and prepared food containing onions (Jul 27) Listeria monocytogenes AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NE, NV, NM, OR, SD, UT, WY
Busch’s Fresh Food Market deli products and soups (Jul 27) Listeria monocytogenes Busch’s Fresh Food Market stores
Trader Joe’s Mild Salsa and Balela (Jul 27) Listeria monocytogenes Trader Joe’s stores in FL, GA, NC, SC, TC, VA
Stop & Shop Calico Bean Salad (Jul 27) Listeria monocytogenes Stop & Shop Supermarket stores
Trader Joe's Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Quinoa and Wheatberry Salad (Jul 27) Listeria monocytogenes Trader Joe's in AZ, CA, NV, NM, OR, WA
Whole Foods Market prepared foods at Florida stores (Jul 27) Listeria monocytogenes Whole Foods Market stores in Florida only
Spartan Fresh Selections Three Bean Salad
Spartan Fresh Selections Broccoli Stir Fry (Jul 26)
Listeria monocytogenes Spartan Stores
Publix Super Markets sub sandwiches that contain onions (Jul 26) Listeria monocytogenes Publix Super Markets in AL, GA, SC, TN
Gills Onions diced, slivered and whole peeled onions
Gills Onions diced celery and onion mix (Jul 18; Updated Jul 25)
Listeria monocytogenes AZ, CA, CO, IL, MT, NY, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, WA
Ciolo brand tapenades, goudas, cheeses, and salsas (Jul 24) Listeria monocytogenes Whole Foods Market in AR, CO, CT, KS, KY, LA, MA, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, RI, TX, UT, VA, WA
Ground Beef (Jul 22; Updated Jul 24) – 33 ill and 11 hospitalized Salmonella enteritidis Hannaford and other stores in CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, VT
Buon Gusto Baked Meatballs
Buon Gusto Baked Italian Style Meatballs
Buono Vita Baked Gourmet Meatballs
Mamma Cacciatore Baked Beef and Chicken Meatballs
Pisa Brand Baked Italian Style Meatballs
Sapore Italiano Baked Meatballs
Silver Lake Cooked Meatballs (Jul 19; Updated Jul 23)
Listeria monocytogenes Hannaford and other markets in MA, ME, NH, NY, VT
Tita Quesito Colombiano Colombian Cheese (Jul 19) Improper pasteurization Metropolitan New York area
Argenta Pride Cooked Breakfast Patty
Argenta Pride Cooked Chicken Salisbury Patty Beef Added
Argenta Pride Cooked Chicken and Beef Burger Patty
Argenta Pride Cooked Dinner Loaf Made with Chicken and Beef
Buona Vita, Inc. Buon Gusto Baked Italian Style Meatballs
Buona Vita, Inc. Buon Gusto Baked Turkey Meatballs
Buona Vita, Inc. Buona Vita's Baked Gourmet Meatballs
Buona Vita, Inc. Filomena Baked Italian Style Meatballs
Buona Vita, Inc. Mamma Mia's Baked Italian Style Meatballs
Buona Vita, Inc. Mamma Cacciatore Baked Italian Style Meatballs
Buona Vita, Inc. Sapore Italiano Baked Meatballs
Bullpen Baked Italian Style Meatballs
Buonamici Baked Italian Style Meatballs
Cupino Fully Cooked Meatballs
Dirusso's Fully Cooked Meatballs
Dirusso's Fully Cooked Mini Meatballs
Dirusso's Italian Style Meatballs Fully Cooked
M&R Frosted Food Co. Cooked Chicken and Beef Meatballs
Mama Isabella Beef and Pork Meatballs
Monabella Primo Baked Beef and Pork Meatballs
Napoli Traditional Style Cooked Meatballs
Orefresco Baked Italian Style Meatballs
Silver Lake Brand Cooked Breakfast Patty
Silver Lake Brand Cooked Chicken Salisbury Patty Beef Added
Silver Lake Brand Cooked Chicken and Beef Burger
Silver Lake Brand Cooked Dinner Loaf
Vincent Giordano Cooked Italian Style Meatball
Whitsons Food Service Baked Italian Style Meatballs
Whorle's Baked Italian Style Meatballs (Jul 7; Updated Jul 17)
Listeria monocytogenes Nationwide
America’s Choice Chicken Corn Chowder Chunky
Chef’s Cupboard Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder
Hill Country Fare Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder
Wegman’s Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder (Jul 13)

– consumer complaints reported
May contain foreign materials CT, IL, IN, KS, MD, MN, MO, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX, TN, VA, WI
Hannaford Deli Homestyle Meatballs with Sauce
Hannaford Deli Meatball Panini (Jul 10)
Listeria monocytogenes Hannaford stores in ME, MA, NH, NY, VT
Romaine Lettuce, bulk (Jul 6) Salmonella Vons and Pavilions stores in CA and NV
Andante Dairy cheeses, multiple varieties (Jul 3) Lack of proper pasteurization CA, IL, NY
Acatlan Queso Fresco, Fresh Cheese
Mexicali Queso Fresco Mexicano, Mexican Style Fresh Cheese
Mi Quesito Mexicano, Mexican Cheese
Quesillo Ecuatoriano, Ecuadorian Style Cheese (Jun 29; Updated Jul 2)
Listeria monocytogenes New York City Area
Dole Hearts of Romaine bagged salad (Jun 29) Listeria monocytogenes AL, FL, GA, MD, NC, PA, SC, TN, VA
Aloha Maid Natural Coconut Water with Pineapple (Jun 29) Off odor Hawaii
Southern Home Pasta Salad Bacon Ranch Mix
Southern Home Pasta Salad Creamy Parmesan Mix (Jun 29)
May contain small metal fragments BI-LO stores
Winn-Dixie Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet Dinners (Jun 27) May contain small metal fragments Winn-Dixie stores in AL, FL, GA, LA, MS
Banner Mountain Sprouts organic alfalfa and clover sprouts (Jun 26) Salmonella California
Liquid Gold 24K Carrot Juice (Jun 22) Clostridium botulinum California
Kroger Fresh Selections Greener Supreme bagged salad
Kroger Fresh Selections Leafy Romaine bagged salad
Walmart Marketside Leafy Romaine bagged salad (Jun 22)
Listeria monocytogenes Kroger and Walmart stores in GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, VA
Coarse Ground Smoked Bacon Ends and Pieces (Jun 21) May contain pieces of cardboard and plastic Hawaii
Leasa Living Alfalfa Sprouts (Jun 20) Salmonella Nationwide
Dried Bream (Jun 19) Clostridium botulinum Nationwide
Golden Glen Red Pepper with Onion & Garlic Cheddar (Jun 11) Listeria monocytogenes OR and WA
Pork Shaomai Dumpling (Jun 11) Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) not declared on the label Hotels and restaurants in CA and NV
Boxed pasta mix products (Jun 6) Small metal fragments Aldi, Coborns, H-E-B, King Soopers, Kroger, Meijer, Mid-Mountain Foods, Mitchell Grocery, Wal-Mart
Keoki's Kalua Brand Pork (Jun 2; Updated Jun 5) Listeria monocytogenes Hawaii
Crown Prince canned oyster products (Jun 1) Unsanitary conditions in processing Nationwide
Ace of Diamonds Oysters
Chicken of the Sea Oysters
Pacific Pearl Oysters (May 30)
Unsanitary conditions in processing Unkown
Bumble Bee Fancy Whole Oysters (May 25) Unsanitary conditions in processing Unkown
Nitre Powder (May 25) High levels of sodium nitrite AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, NE, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, TN, TX, VA, WA
Shiitake-Ya Gourmet Shiitake Slices mushrooms (May 23) Chemical contamination Costco stores in CA, OR, WA
Marketside Organic Baby Spinach
Private Selection Organic Baby Spinach (May 22)
Salmonella AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, LA, MO, MS, MT, NM, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY
Chef on the Run bagged salads
Mio Fratello bagged salads
VA foodservice salad kits (May 22)
Listeria monocytogenes AK, ID, OR, WA Tempeh Starter Yeast and Super Starter Yeast (May 22)
– several illnesses reported
Salmonella Nationwide
Gills Onions Diced Red Onions (May 19) Listeria monocytogenes AZ, AR, CA, FL, GA, ID, IL, MI, NJ, OH, OR, TN, TX, WA
River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Shurfresh, The Farmer’s Market, and Sysco bagged salads (May 18; Updated May 19) Listeria monocytogenes Nationwide
Mazowsze Deli Vegetable Salad (May 18) Listeria monocytogenes Brooklyn, NY
Earth Gourmet Foods Original Tahini
Jerusalem House Hummos, Baba Ghanouj, Grape Leaves, Black Bean Hummous Dip, and Salsa De Jardin (May 17)
Chemical contamination Oregon
Caribeña Papaya Maradol papayas (May 17) Salmonella New York City
Moon Marine (MMI) Nakaochi Scrape frozen yellowfin tuna (Apr 13; Updated May 17)
– sickened 316 people in 27 states; 37 hospitalizations reported
Associated with Salmonella infections At least 26 states and D.C.
Raj Foods Halal Beef Samosa (May 16) Ingredient from facility not federally inspected Texas
Mazowsze Deli Sliced Herring (May 11) Listeria monocytogenes New York City
Organic Pastures Dairy raw milk, raw skim milk (non-fat), raw cream, and raw butter (May 10)
– 10 illnesses reported
Campylobacter California
Yellowfin Tuna Strips Product of India (May 9) Salmonella GA, MA, NJ, NY, possibly other states
Oysters harvested from Louisiana Terrebonne Parish molluscan shellfish harvesting area Basin 12, Area 23 (May 8)
– 14 illnesses reported
Norovirus Louisiana
FunFresh Foods World Berries Organic Cacao Nibs (May 5) E. coli O157:H7 AK, AR, AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NM, OH, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, WA, WI, WV
Cleveland Beansprout alfalfa sprouts (May 4) Listeria monocytogenes Ohio
H-E-B Asian Ready-to-Eat meals – 19 products (May 2) Salmonella Texas
Smiling Hara unpasteurized soybean tempeh (Apr 30; Updated May 1) Salmonella North Carolina
Soybean Sprouts
Natto Soybean Sprouts (Apr 27; Updated Apr 30)
Listeria monocytogenes DC, MD, VA
Clover Sprouts, bulk
Springwater Sprouts Organic Alfalfa Sprouts (Apr 25)
Listeria monocytogenes New York
Vobla Dry and Vobla Smoked Fish (Apr 24) Clostridium botulinum CA, CO, OR, UT
Albie's Pizza Calzone (Apr 20) Listeria monocytogenes IN and MI
Anytime Deli, Sandwich Central and Dandee Turkey & Ham Footlong
Anytime Deli, Sandwich Central and Dandee Italian Footlong
Anytime Deli, Sandwich Central and Dandee Classic Cuban (Jan 25; Updated Apr 17)
Listeria monocytogenes Nationwide
Dole Seven Lettuces Salad (Apr 14) Salmonella AL, FL, IL, IN, MD, MA, MI, MS, NY, NC, OH, PA, TN, VA, WI
Town & Country Foods Hamburg
Town & Country Beef for Stewing
Town & Country Beef Sirloin Filets (Apr 11)
E. coli O157:H7 Maine
Carta Blanca beer
Dos Equis Ambar beer
Indio beer
Beers of Mexico varieties pack
Best of Mexico beer varieties pack (Apr 11)
Defect in the 12 ounce brown bottles; potential for small grains or particles of glass to separate and fall into the beer AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV
Pacific Isles Hasa Hasa Dried Mackerel
Pacific Isles Galunggong Dried Round Scad (Apr 10; Updated Apr 11)
Clostridium botulinum Nationwide
Pescadero Smoked Croaker
Pescadero Smoked Barracuda
Pescadero Smoked Big Eye
Pescadero Smoked Red Snapper (Apr 10)
Clostridium botulinum IA, MN, ND, SD
Planters Cocktail Peanuts (Apr 6) Exposed to water not intended for use in food Nationwide
Steamed BBQ Flavored Pork Buns (Apr 6) Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) not declared on the label Nevada
Artisan Fresh All Natural Chicken & Apple Sausage (Mar 31) Foreign materials Sam's Club stores
Vagabundo Paletas candy (Mar 29) Unacceptable levels of lead Southern California
Wegmans Pita Bread and Thin Sandwich Rolls (Mar 29) Foreign materials Wegmens stores
Kubba Of Wheat halal beef (Mar 29) Listeria monocytogenes Michigan
Jalapeno Peppers – Castellini Company (Mar 29) Salmonella IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV
Jalapeno Peppers – South Florida Produce (Mar 27) Salmonella DC, FL, NJ, NC
Heinen's Salsa
Private Selection Fresh Salsa
Private Selection Pico de Gallo (Mar 26; Updated Mar 27)
Salmonella AR, IL, IN, KY, MS, MO, NC, OH, TN, VA, WV
Prime Rib Beef Patties (Mar 24) E. coli O157:H7 Restaurants in AZ, CO, TX, WA
Southside Market & BBQ Original Beef Sausage
Southside Market & BBQ 1882 Hot Recipe Beef Sausage (Mar 21; Updated Mar 23)
Listeria monocytogenes CA, FL, IL, LA, TX
Lawson Foods Pork Shoulder Butts (Mar 19) Not presented for re-inspection New Jersey
AA Meat Products meat, poultry, duck, and pork products (Feb 15; Updated Mar 16) Not inspected; Unapproved food additive AK, CA, CO, IL, NV, OR, TX, WA
El Ranchero, Los Corrales, and Carnes Don Beto brands of cheese (Mar 15) – illness reported Listeria monocytogenes New Jersey
Gerber Good Start Gentle powdered infant formula (Mar 8)
– spit-up and gastrointestinal complaints reported
Off-odor Nationwide
Pasou Foods Pizza Stix (Mar 2) Meat ingredient produced without federal inspection Caterer and institutions in Indiana
Sliced herring fillet (Forelka) (Jan 10; Updated Feb 9) Listeria monocytogenes New York Metropolitan Area
Rely Dried Yellow Croaker (Feb 1) Clostridium botulinum Nationwide
Rely Sardine Anchovies (Feb 1) Clostridium botulinum Nationwide
Spartan Chef Salad
Spartan Egg Salad
Spartan Seven Layer Salad
Spartan Small Chef
Spartan Fresh Selections Egg Salad
Spartan Fresh Selections Egg Spread
Spartan Fresh Selections Chef Salad
Spartan Fresh Selections Seven Layer Salad
Spartan Fresh Selections Small Chef (Jan 27)
Listeria monocytogenes Spartan stores
Jones’ Mock Salt Original Salt Free Seasoning
Jones’ Mock Salt Spicy Southwest Blend Salt Free Seasoning (Jan 23)
Salmonella Nationwide
Seasoned Cooked Beef (Diced) Manufactured by Culinary Standards (Jan 14) Foreign materials SC, TN, WA schools
Price Chopper Central Market Classics Tres Leches Cakes (Jan 13) Plastic fragments Price Chopper
Rich’s 1/4 (quarter) Sheet Vanilla Flavored Pre-Soaked Sponge Cake (Jan 5) Plastic fragments Nationwide
Nordic Creamery Grumpy Goat Shreds cheese (Jan 3) Listeria monocytogenes CA, MN, WI
HEB Queso Cotija Grated cheese (Jan 3) Listeria monocytogenes Texas
El Viajero Queso Quesadilla Shredded cheese (Jan 3) Listeria monocytogenes FL, IL, TN, WI
El Viajero Queso Cotija Grated cheese (Jan 3) Listeria monocytogenes IN and MN
BMF Queso Quesadilla Shredded cheese (Jan 3) Listeria monocytogenes New York