November 2023 – 11/19– 11/25 – 11 Recalls (10 FDA, 1 USDA)

Current FDA & USDA Recall Trends


Recall / Contributing Factor(s)

  • 11/24/23 – Food & Beverage – Raspberry crème filled cookies – Undeclared Hazelnuts
    • “During production, it was discovered that some packages of the raspberry crème filled cookies contained hazelnut crème filled cookies. Hazelnut is a tree nut and listed as one of the nine major food allergens. The allergen statement on each individual cookie package states “May Contain Traces of Peanuts, Hazelnuts, Almonds, Sesame, Sulphites” as these two cookies are produced in the same facility.” 1
  • 11/24/23 – Drugs – 2% Miconazole Nitrate Athlete’s Foot Spray Antifungal SprayPowder – Presence of benzene.
    • “A recent review by our manufacturer and their third- party lab found that samples from two lots of the product contained elevated levels of benzene. While benzene is not an ingredient in any Ting® Antifungal Spray products, the review showed that unexpected levels of benzene came from the propellant that sprays the product out of the can. Importantly, no other lots of TING® 2% Miconazole Nitrate Athlete’s Foot Spray Antifungal Spray Powder (either before or after these batch codes) and no other Ting® Antifungal Spray products are in the scope of this recall and may continue to be used by consumers safely and as intended.
    • Risk Statement: Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen. Exposure to benzene can occur by inhalation, orally, and through the skin and it potentially can result in cancers including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow and blood disorders which can be life threatening.” 2
  • 11/22/23 – Food & Beverage – Cantaloupes – Potential Foodborne Illness, Salmonella.
    • “CF Dallas, 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” 3
  • 11/22/23 – Food & Beverage – Chocolate Decadent Brownies – Undeclared Peanut.
    • “The voluntary recall was initiated after a customer complaint noting that product containing peanuts was distributed in packaging that did not have the presence of peanuts called out on the label.” 4
  • 11/22/23 – Food & Beverage – Turkey Gravy – Undeclared soy.
    • “As a precautionary measure, Seneca Foods Corporation is announcing a voluntary recall of mislabeled Hy-Vee Turkey gravy in glass jars that actually contains beef gravy.” 5
  • 11/22/23 – Food & Beverage – Cantaloupes – Potential Foodborne Illness, Salmonella.
    • “Trufresh has been advised that there are 97 illnesses reported to date that have been associated with this strain of Salmonella.” 6
  • 11/22/23 – Food & Beverage – Cantaloupes – Potential Foodborne Illness, Salmonella.
    • “Jewel Marketing and Agribusiness LLC. (dba Crown Jewels Produce) of Fresno, CA is recalling all sizes of 1960 boxes of Malichita / Z Farms Cantaloupes sold between October 31, 2023 and November 9, 2023, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.” 7
  • 11/21/23 – Drugs – Vitrakvi® (larotrectinib) Oral Solution 20 mg/mL in 100mL glass bottles – Microbial contamination identified as Penicillium brevicompactum.
    • “The product is being recalled due to microbial contamination identified as Penicillium brevicompactum observed during routine ongoing stability testing.” 8
  • 11/21/23 – Food & Beverage – Egg Custard Pie – Undeclared Coconut.
    • “Publix Super Markets, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall on specific batches of private label Egg Custard Pie purchased Publix stores in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach counties between Octo. 20, 2023, and Nov. 16, 2023, that may contain an undeclared coconut allergen:”. 9
  • 11/21/23 – Drugs – Dietary Supplement with undeclared Sildenafil – Undeclared drug, Sildenafil.
    • “FDA analysis has found the product to be tainted with Sildenafil. Sildenafil is an ingredient known as a Phosphodiesterase Inhibitor (PDE-5) found in FDA-approved products for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction.” 10


  • 11/19/23 – Food – Raw Ground Beef Products – Possible Foreign Matter Contamination.
    • “The problem was discovered after FSIS received a customer complaint reporting that a foreign object was found during food preparation.” 11












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