June 30, 2024 – July 6, 2024 – 4 Recalls (3 FDA, 1 USDA)

Industries: Drink Mixes, Pet Food, Poultry

Current FDA & USDA Recall Trends


Recalls / Contributing Factor(s)

  • 7/3/24 – Food & Beverage – Nonalcoholic drink mixes – Potential for under-processing.
    • “Urban Spirits is issuing a voluntary recall of Urban Spirits non-alcoholic drink mixes due to being produced in an unlicensed and uninspected facility. The product safety is undetermined due to potential under-processing. The product is packaged in 750 mL glass bottles.” 1
  • 7/1/24 – Food & Beverage – Hedgehog Food – Due to potential Salmonella contamination.
    • “Vitakraft Sun Seed was notified on June 18, 2024, by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture that Salmonella was detected in an inspection sample of product from Lot Number 417429. The tests which discovered the bacteria were part of random testing performed by the State of Minnesota on consumer products, and not prompted by any consumer concerns.” 2
  • 7/1/24 – Food & Beverage – Raw dog and cat food – Listeria monocytogenes.
    • “The issue was discovered during a facility inspection conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and The North Carolina Department of Agriculture (NCDA). The FDA tested samples of Viva Turkey for Dogs and found samples from Lot 21244 were positive for Listeria monocytogenes. All products produced in Lot 21244 were slated for destruction. However, we have since learned some of the product from this lot was inadvertently released from the warehouse.” 3


  • 7/5/24 – Food – Frozen Ready-to-Eat Chicken Products – Possible Listeria Contamination.
    • “The problem was discovered after FSIS performed routine product testing and the results indicated the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.” 4

1 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/urban-spirits-issues-voluntary-recall-urban-spirits-non-alcoholic-drink-mixes-due-potential-under

2 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/vitakraft-sun-seed-recall-sun-seed-vita-prima-hedgehog-food-due-possible-salmonella-health-risk-0

3 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/viva-raw-issues-voluntary-recall-dog-and-cat-food-including-select-viva-turkey-recipes-lot-21244-due

4 https://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls-alerts/al-safa-us-llc-recalls-frozen-ready-eat-chicken-products-due-possible-listeria

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