February 11, 2024 – February 17, 2024 – 8 Recalls (6 FDA, 2 USDA)

Current FDA & USDA Recall Trends


Recall / Contributing Factor(s)

  • 2/17/24 – Food & Beverage – Raw Cheddar Cheese – Potential contamination with E. Coli 0157:H7.
    • “On February 15, 2024 Raw Farm was contacted by the FDA and CDC regarding the epidemiological possibility that Raw Farm raw cheddar cheese might have caused some illnesses within a date range of October 18th 2023 and January 31 st 2024. During this period, there were ten fecal samples collected from patients in 4 states that appeared to match one another in the National PULSENET database. Some of these patients did not report consumption of any Raw Farm cheddar cheese or other raw dairy products. In full cooperation and collaboration with the CDC and FDA, Raw Farm is voluntarily recalling the above date codes of Raw Cheddar Cheese. If you have any of these Raw Cheddar Cheese date codes, please do not consume and return for credit.” 1
  • 2/16/24 – Food & Beverage – Dried mango – Undeclared sulfites.
    • “A previous version of this press release was issued on 1/29/2024. This press release was updated to correct the product package size. The product is packaged in 7oz (200g) clear plastic containers with UPC 816710-024461 located on the left side of the container. TRUONG GIANG DISTRIBUTOR CORP of Philadelphia, PA is recalling Golden Owl Dried Mango, because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.” 2
  • 2/15/24 – Food & Beverage – Turkey and cheese sandwich, egg sandwich, chicken salad on a croissant – Undeclared sesame.
    • “A new bread source for sandwiches included sesame and the allergen was incorrectly left off of updated sandwich labels. The labels have been updated and any future possibility of cross contact has been eliminated.” 3
  • 2/14/24 – Food & Beverage – Chicken Street Taco Kit – Potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
    • “Bristol Farms is recalling Chicken Taco Kit 9oz, Sell by 1/18/24, because the Chipotle Crema sauce cup has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
    • The Chipotle Crema sauce cup in Chicken Taco kit was manufactured using the Rizo-López Foods, Inc recalled Cojita cheese. On 2/5/2024, Rizo-López Foods initiated a recall of dairy items, including cotija cheese, under multiple brand names. 4
  • 2/13/24 – Food & Beverage – Ham & Cotija Torta Sandwich on Telera Roll – Potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
    • Melbourne, Fla. (February 13, 2024) – MG Foods is voluntarily recalling a Ham & Cotija Torta Sandwich on Telera Roll sold in Florida. This voluntary recall is being initiated as a result of the Rizo-López Foods, Inc. recall of cotija cheese due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes and associated with an outbreak the FDA is currently investigating.” 5
  • 2/12/24 – Food & Beverage – Chicken Street Taco Kit – Potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
    • “Rizo-López Foods and Fresh Creations Foods, along with the FDA, have issued a recall of all Chicken Street Taco Meal Kit Units due to the potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. The select meals and kits include crema cup which contain a recalled cheese ingredient. Product was sold in Sprouts stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.” 6


  • 2/15/24 – Food – Ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products – May be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.
    • “The problem was discovered when FSIS was notified that a sample collected by a state public health partner tested positive for the presence of monocytogenes.” 7
  • 2/12/24 – Food – Ready-to-eat (RTE) meat charcuterie products containing Coppa – May be under processed.
    • “FSIS is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state public health partners to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella. FSIS collected unopened RTE Coppa product as part of the investigation, which tested positive for Salmonella, but that product was not released into commerce. After further investigation, FSIS determined that the product subject to the recall may be under processed. Further testing is ongoing to determine if the product sample that tested positive for Salmonella is related to the outbreak. The company conducted a recall of charcuterie products on January 3, 2024, related to possible Salmonella contamination and FSIS issued a public health alert on January 18, 2024, related to additional charcuterie products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.” 8

1 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/raw-cheddar-cheese-voluntary-product-recall

2 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/truong-giang-distributor-corp-issues-allergy-alert-undeclared-sulfites-dried-mango

3 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/capitol-distributing-issues-allergy-alert-undeclared-sesame-product

4 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/bristol-farms-recalls-chicken-taco-kit-because-possible-health-risk

5 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/mg-foods-voluntarily-recalls-ham-cotija-torta-sandwich-distributed-florida-due-possible-listeria

6 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/rizo-lopez-foods-and-fresh-creations-foods-along-fda-have-issued-recall-all-chicken-street-taco-meal

7 https://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls-alerts/don-novo-son-recalls-ready-eat-meat-products-due-possible-listeria-contamination

8 https://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls-alerts/fratelli-beretta-usa-inc–recalls-ready-eat-charcuterie-meat-products-due-possible

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