FDA marks start of July with product recalls

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It's only the beginning of July, but the FDA has already made a
number of food product recalls.

First off, products containing "cake batter" ice cream sold at Cold Stone Creamery stores have been pulled off the shelves after worries that the product may be associated with an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infection in several states. After being informed by FDA of the potential contamination problem, Cold Stone Creamery immediately agreed to implement the recall. "FDA is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our state partners to determine the source of the contaminated product and is issuing this alert to protect the public," said Dr. Robert Brackett, director of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Roth Käse USA is recalling all Spreadables brand Lobster Bisque and Crab Creole cheese spreads because they contain egg protein, wheat and fish, which are not declared on the label. Individuals with severe sensitivity to one or all of these allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if these products are consumed. These products were sold in Wisconsin, Michigan, Massachusetts, Florida, New Jersey and Illinois. The FDA says that no illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of Lobster Bisque or Crab Creole Spreadables. Ho's Trading is recalling Fortune Star White Fungus, because it may contain undeclared sulfites. The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared sulfites in Fortune Star White Fungus which did not declare sulfites on the label. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. A number of products were recalled by the FDA last month because of undeclared sulfite contamination. Nishin Trading is recalling Kirin Soft Drink (Tea) because it may contain undeclared milk protein. People who have allergies to milk protein may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by food laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared milk protein in packages which did not declare a milk ingredient on the label. The recalled Kirin Soft Drink (Tea) packaged in 1.5 liter plastic bottles with various codes were sold nationwide. Ohio-based Main Street Gourmet is recalling all of its Cinnamon Almond Dark Chocolate Biscotti because the product contains undeclared milk. The labeling issue was discovered by a routine inspection by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the recall is being monitored by the US Food and Drug Administration. The product brand name is Cinnamon Dark Chocolate Almond Biscotti from Main Street Gourmet and was sold from bulk containers in grocery stores and restaurants in Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia and Illinois. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

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