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FDA Food Safety Recalls

H-E-B, committed to the quality of its products, is issuing a recall for H-E-B Creamy Creations Cherry Vanilla Light Churn Style Half-Gallon Ice Cream from five potentially impacted stores because it may contain an undeclared nut allergen. There have been no reported illnesses related to this recall.
JFC International Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling a rice seasoning product because it was found to be missing the English Product Label for sale in the United States. In addition, due to the missing English label, the product has undeclared Wheat, Soybean, and Fish (Bonito) allergens. People who have allergies to wheat, soybeans, or fish (bonito) run the risk of a serious life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
United Natural Trading LLC, Edison, NJ, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of products containing Organic and Natural dates (see below) and sold under the Nature’s Promise, Woodstock, Market Basket, and Wholesome Pantry brands due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune symptoms.
A single production batch of Fat Cat Purry-Purry Sauce Hot Sauce, sold specifically to Winn-Dixie Supermarkets, BI-LO Supermarkets and Harvey’s Supermarkets in the Southeastern U.S., has been recalled due to a potential peanut contamination found in the product. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
House of Thaller, a Knoxville Tennessee company, is voluntarily recalling selected 10 ounce packages of Hummus with Pine Nut Topping, because an ingredient supplier notified us that their ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.