December 2023 – 12/3 – 12/9 – 12 Recalls (9 FDA, 3 USDA)

Current FDA & USDA Recall Trends


Recall / Contributing Factor(s)

  • 12/8/23 – Food & Beverage – Frozen pizza – Undeclared wheat.
    • “A routine inspection by our government regulatory agency partners brought to light the omission of a declaration on our labeling of the presence of wheat in our pizzas.” 1
  • 12/8/23 – Food & Beverage – Dehydrated tomato halves – Undeclared sulfites.
    • “The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed that the sulfite containing product was distributed in packages that did not reveal the presence of sulfites.” 2
  • 12/8/23 – Food & Beverage – Holiday nog – Undeclared egg.
    • “This specific batch may have been mis-labeled related to egg allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg may run the risk of serious allergic reactions if they consume these products.” 3
  • 12/7/23 – Medical Devices – Urology and OR room specific kits and trays – Potential lack of sterility assurance which could result in non-sterile product.
    • “Under the Nurse Assist voluntary recall, this product is being recalled due to the potential for a lack of sterility assurance which could result in non-sterile product.” 4
  • 12/7/23 – Tobacco – Smokeless Tobacco – Potential to contain foreign metal objects.
    • “ASC initiated the recall of Kodiak Premium Wintergreen Longcut Tobacco after having identified the potential for certain lots of the product to contain foreign metal objects which may or may not be visible to the consumer. The recall was as the result of identifying an issue with manufacturing equipment during routine inspection that caused metal-to-metal abrasion; this abrasion could have caused metal shavings to come into contact with tobacco during the manufacturing process.” 5
  • 12/6/23 – Food & Beverage – Fruit cups and trays containing cantaloupe – Potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
    • “GHGA, LLC is voluntarily recalling select fresh-cut products made from whole cantaloupe subject to a previously announced product recall initiated by Sofia Produce, LLC dba Trufresh, due to potential Salmonella” 6
  • 12/5/23 – Food & Beverage – Fruit cups, clamshells and trays containing cantaloupe – Potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
    • “TGD Cuts, LLC has initiated a voluntary recall of the specific fresh-cut fruit cup, clamshell and tray products listed below because they contain cantaloupe from TruFresh which has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.” 7
  • 12/4/23 – Food & Beverage – 2 Minute Noodles – Undeclared peanuts.
    • “The recall was initiated after it was discovered that Maggie 2-minute noodle 280 grams and 560 grams Packaging contains peanuts, which was distributed in such packaging, and the packaging didn’t reveal the presence of peanuts.” 8
  • 12/4/23 – Food & Beverage – Pan de Racho, Panque, Tres Leches, Chocoflan, and Pan Surtido – Undeclared Sesame seed, coconut, soy, wheat, milk, and egg.
    • “The recall was initiated after it was discovered that products containing sesame, coconut, soy, wheat, milk, and eggs were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of these allergens. The product had already been distributed to retail stores in the state of Iowa and Wisconsin.” 9


  • 12/7/23 – Food – Beef Soup Product – Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens.
    • “The issue was discovered by the retailer after a store employee identified a case of RTE Plant-Based Chicken Noodle Soup product bearing the correct top label but incorrect front and back labels. The retailer reported the issue to the producing establishment, and the establishment notified FSIS.” 10
  • 12/7/23 – Food – Ready-to-Eat Chicken Breast Products – May be Undercooked.
    • “The problem was discovered when the firm received a customer complaint that the RTE chicken product appeared to be undercooked.” 11
  • 12/6/23 – Food – Ready-to-Eat Chicken Fried Rice Products – Possible Listeria Contamination.
    • “The problem was discovered by FSIS during review of testing results, which showed the product tested positive for monocytogenes.” 12














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