October 2023 – 10/8– 10/14 – 8 Recalls (7 FDA, 1 USDA) – 7 Food, 1 Drug

Current FDA & USDA Recall Trends


Recall / Contributing Factor(s)

  • 10/13/23 – Food & Beverage – Pancake with Whole Grain Oats Mix = Undeclared Soy – Allergens
    • “After conducting a thorough revision, monitoring and tracing, PepsiCo Caribbean, Inc. discovered that the soy-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of soy. The error was caused by mislabeling the product for not declaring soy content. No allergic reactions related to this matter have been reported to date.” 1
  • 10/12/23 – Food & Beverage – Guilt Free No Sugar Added Vanilla Ice Cream – Undeclared Egg
    • “The recall was initiated after it was discovered during a label review that the product may contain undeclared egg.” 2
  • 10/12/23 – Food & Beverage – Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter nutrition bar – Undeclared sesame – Allergen
    • “The recall was initiated after it was discovered through an internal Betty Lou’s Inc labeling review and found that a natural peanut flavoring containing sesame oil, but sesame is not declared on label. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.” 3
  • 10/12/23 – Food & Beverage – Ice Cream Bars – Undeclared Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Wheat, Soy, Milk, and Color Additives – Allergen
    • “The recall was initiated after the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services conducted an inspection of the facility and made the company aware that product labels failed to declare allergens including peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, milk, and color additives.” 4
  • 10/11/23 – Food & Beverage – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – Undeclared Peanuts
    • “Our firm’s investigation indicates the problem occurred at the packaging stage. Some containers may be filled with peanut butter edible cookie dough.” 5
  • 10/10/23 – Drugs, Medical Devices – Over-the-Counter Drug and Medical Device products – Products were stored outside of labeled temperature requirements.
    • “These items were stored outside of labeled temperature requirements by Family Dollar and inadvertently shipped to certain stores on or around June 1, 2023 through September 21, 2023. These items were sold at those stores between June 1, 2023 and October 4, 2023.” 6
  • 10/10/23 – Food & Beverage – Chocolate Chip Cookies – Undeclared Macadamia Nuts
    • “An investigation determined the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in The Cookie Factory and Maverick Ventures’ packaging process. We have not received any complaints of illness or injury.” 7


  • 10/13/23 – Food – Frozen ready-to-eat (RTE) carne asada burrito products – Possible Listeria contamination.
    • “The problem was discovered after the establishment’s laboratory testing indicated the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The establishment notified FSIS that some of the affected product was distributed into commerce.” 8



1 https://cacmap.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/pepsico-caribbean-inc-issues-allergy-alert-undeclared-soy-quaker-pancake-whole-grain-oats-mix

2 https://cacmap.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/yarnell-operations-issues-allergy-alert-undeclared-egg-ice-cream

3 https://cacmap.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/betty-lous-inc-issues-allergy-alert-undeclared-sesame-stabilyze-dark-chocolate-peanut-butter

4 https://cacmap.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/paradise-flavors-llc-issues-allergy-alert-undeclared-peanuts-tree-nuts-wheat-soy-milk-and-color

5 https://cacmap.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/cookies-n-milk-issues-allergy-alert-undeclared-peanuts-chocolate-chip-edible-cookie-dough

6 https://cacmap.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/voluntary-recall-certain-over-counter-drugs-and-medical-devices

7 https://cacmap.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/maverick-ventures-llc-affiliate-cookie-factory-issues-allergy-alert-undeclared-macadamia-nuts-6-oz

8 https://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls-alerts/don-miguel-foods-recalls-frozen-ready-eat-carne-asada-burrito-products-due-possible

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