January 2024 – 1/1 – 1/6 – 8 Recalls (5 FDA, 3 USDA)

Current FDA & USDA Recall Trends


Recall / Contributing Factor(s)

  • 1/5/24 – Pet Food – Parrot Food – Due to potential Salmonella contamination.
    • “The recall notification is being issued based on a single manufacturing batch wherein a sample with the Lot Number 102525G and UPC 719195135045 had a positive result for Salmonella in a random sample test collected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November 30, 2023.” 1
  • 1/5/24 – Food & Beverage – Snack Bars in a Variety of Flavors – Due to undeclared Soy.
    • This recall was brought forward to us as an immediate action through the Florida Department of Agriculture. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the wrappers were missing the soy allergen declaration in the flavors listed above. This issue was caused by mass printing wraps and not having anyone in the team previous to myself and my team with any knowledge on quality and control the company.” 2
  • 1/4/24 – Food & Beverage – Dried Plums – May contain undeclared sulfites.
    • “The recall was initiated after routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets found sulfites in the product which was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of sulfites. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s production and packaging processes.” 3
  • 1/4/24 – Medical Devices – Express Drains – Syringes provided with Express Drains could not be verified to be sterile.
    • “On December 13, 2023, Getinge / Atrium Medical Corporation notified affected customers of a nationwide recall (medical device correction) for certain Atrium Express Dry Suction Dry Seal Chest Drains in response to a voluntary medical device recall initiated by a supplier, Nurse Assist. On November 8, 2023, Getinge received notice from Nurse Assist, LLC that its Sterile Water, USP, 30mL syringes were being recalled because they could not be verified to be sterile. Pre-packaged with every Express chest drain, the 30mL sterile water syringe is intended to fill the air leak monitor chamber for air leak detection during or after initial device set-up, if desired. During a chest drain knock-over event (device not kept in upright position), the water in the air leak monitor chamber could migrate from the air leak monitor chamber to the drainage fluid collection chamber and the patient could potentially be exposed to an infectious pathogen from the water supplied by Nurse Assist. If a patient was already successfully treated with one of the affected Express chest drains, there is no expected negative impact.” 4
  • 1/3/24 – Animal & Veterinary – Kitten Grind, Kitten Mix, and Puppy Mix – Potential contamination of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes
    • A previous version of this press release was issued on 12/22/2023. This press release was updated to include all states that may have received the recalled product lot numbers. 5
    • STATESVILLE, NC – January 3, 2024 – Blue Ridge Beef is expanding their recall to include additional lot numbers. This recall includes all lot numbers and used by dates between N24 1114 to N24 1224 of their 2 lb log of Kitten Grind UPC 8 54298 00101 6; 2lb log of Kitten Mix UPC 8 54298 00143 6 and their 2lb log of Puppy Mix UPC 8 54298 00169 6 due to contamination of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.” 5


  • 1/5/24 – Food – Ready to Eat Turkey Kielbasa Products – Possible Extraneous Material.
    • “Salm Partners, LLC, a Denmark, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 133,039 pounds of ready-to-eat turkey kielbasa products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically bone fragments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.” 6
    • “Salm Partners, LLC, a Denmark, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 133,039 pounds of ready-to-eat turkey kielbasa products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically bone fragments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.” 6
  • 1/5/24 – Food – Frozen Risotto Products – Undeclared Allergens.
    • “WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for frozen mushroom risotto products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product labeled as porcini mushroom risotto bites may actually contain hot dogs in puff pastry, which contain sesame, a known allergen, that is not declared on the product label. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers with an allergy to sesame are aware that these products should not be consumed. A recall was not requested because the product is no longer available for purchase.” 7
    • “The problem was discovered after the firm notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it had received a consumer complaint reporting that the hot dogs in puff pastry product had been found in a package labeled as mushroom risotto bites. FDA then notified FSIS about the issue.” 7
  • 1/3/23 – Food – Ready to Eat Charcuterie Meat – Possible Salmonella contamination.
    • “The problem was discovered when FSIS was notified that a sample collected by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture tested positive for Salmonella.” 8


1 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/urgent-voluntary-recall-dd-commodities-ltd-3-d-pet-products-premium-parrot-food-due-potential

2 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/toyou-snacks-issues-allergy-alert-toyou-snacks-snack-bars-due-undeclared-soy

3 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/win-luck-trading-inc-issues-allergy-alert-undeclared-sulfites-dried-plums

4 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/getinge-atrium-medical-corporation-issues-medical-device-correction-nurse-assist-syringes-provided

5 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/expanded-affected-states-blue-ridge-beef-issues-voluntary-recall-blue-ridge-beef-kitten-grind-blue

6 https://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls-alerts/salm-partners-llc-recalls-ready-eat-turkey-kielbasa-products-due-possible-extraneous

7 https://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls-alerts/fsis-issues-public-health-alert-frozen-mushroom-risotto-products-due-misbranding-and

8 https://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls-alerts/fratelli-beretta-usa-inc–recalls-busseto-foods-brand-ready-eat-charcuterie-meat

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