October 2023 – 10/15– 10/21 – 10 Recalls (7 FDA, 3 USDA)

Current FDA & USDA Recall Trends


Recall / Contributing Factor(s)

  • 10/21/23 – Pet Food – Mini Chunk Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food – Potential Salmonella contamination.
    • “This voluntary recall is being issued due to a single sample of Retriever All Life Stages Mini Chunk Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food that tested positive for Salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the Office of the Texas State Chemist.” 1
  • 10/20/23 – Food & Beverage – Bagged Collard Greens – Possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
    • “The issue was discovered by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture while conducting routine product testing.” 2
  • 10/20/23 – Food & Beverage – Refrigerated and Frozen Cooked Lobster – Possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
    • “Although none of the recalled product has tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, the recall is being conducted based on the presence of the organism in the processing environment.” 3
  • 10/19/23 – Medical Devices – McGRATH MAC video laryngoscopes – Stolen Potentially Defective
    • “Medtronic is issuing this notification to inform the public of stolen defective McGRATH™ MAC video laryngoscopes that have been offered for sale illegally by unauthorized third parties through various social media platforms. These affected products did not pass Medtronic’s rigorous quality tests established for the product, were not released for sale, distribution, or importation and were designated for destruction. 4
  • 10/19/23 – Food & Beverage – Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Waffles, Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Chip Waffles – Undeclared Peanut.
    • “Nature’s Path Organic Foods is voluntarily recalling specific batches of its Organic Pumpkin Spice Waffles and Organic Dark Chocolate Chip Waffles because they may contain trace amounts of undeclared peanuts.” 5
  • 10/19/23 – Food & Beverage – Mini Fruit Jelly Cups in lychee, mango and assorted flavors – May pose a choking hazard.
    • “Konjac and its consequent texture and consistency could pose a choking hazard to small children as well as adults with functional and/or anatomic abnormalities predisposing them to dysphagia.” 6
  • 10/18/23 – Food & Beverage – Sweet Kale Chopped Salad Kit – Undeclared egg.
    • “The product is being recalled because it contains incorrect condiment ingredients resulting in undeclared egg that was not listed on the product label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg, run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.” 7


  • 10/20/23 – Food – Raw pork chorizo products – produced without the benefit of federal inspection
    • “The products subject to recall were produced in the owner’s home and bear a false mark of inspection with establishment number “EST. 1150,” which does not exist. Some products were sold in retail displays without a label.”
  • 10/19/23 – Food – Canned ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken pot pie soup – misbranding and undeclared allergens
    • “The problem was discovered when the establishment notified FSIS that they conducted an inventory review and realized they used chicken with soy, which was not declared on the label.”
  • 10/18/23 – Food – Pork chicharrones products – ineligible meat export.
    • “The products were imported from Colombia, a country ineligible to export meat products to the United States”

1 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/tfp-nutrition-initiates-voluntary-recall-50-lb-bags-retriever-all-life-stages-mini-chunk-chicken

2 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/baker-farms-issues-voluntarily-recall-16-ounce-kroger-bagged-collard-greens-due-possible-listeria

3 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/greenhead-lobster-products-recalls-refrigerated-and-frozen-cooked-lobster-products-because-possible

4 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/medtronic-notification-stolen-defective-products-potentially-defective-mcgrathtm-mac-video

5 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/natures-path-organic-foods-issues-allergy-alert-undeclared-peanut-organic-pumpkin-spice-waffles-and

6 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/tiffany-food-corp-recalls-mini-fruit-jelly-cups-because-possible-choking-hazard

7 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/braga-fresh-issues-allergy-alert-undeclared-egg-salad-kits

8 https://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls-alerts/del-valle-import-and-export-llc-recalls-pork-chorizo-products-produced-without

9 https://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls-alerts/aunt-kittys-foods-inc–recalls-canned-ready-eat-chicken-pot-pie-soup-products-due

10 https://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls-alerts/east-coast-food-distributors-inc–recalls-ineligible-pork-chicharrones-products

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