by Ian Froeb
When Food Attacks returns from a long Thanksgiving hiatus to discover many new recalls posted on the FDA and USDA websites. Here are some of the more pertinent ones:
- Pinnacle Foods Groups has recalled five-ounce cans of its Armour Vienna Sausage Bourbon BBQ product because the sausages, to quote the USDA press release, "may have been underprocessed".
(Side note: Gut Check can't even conceive of what a bourbon-barbecue-flavored Vienna sausage might taste like, properly processed or not.)
The recalled packages were distributed through Wal-Mart nationwide. The recalled package have a UPC code of 54100 93824 and a use-by date of September 7, 2015.
- Capital City Fruit Inc. has recalled cherry tomatoes from Rio Queen Citrus Inc. because of a risk of salmonella contamination. Both Missouri and Illinois are among the states in which the recalled packages were distributed.
The recalled packages are one-pint clamshell containers with one of the following case-lot numbers: P96290001, P96330002, P96477001, P96368001, P96500001, P96313001, P96330007, P96290006 or P96500006. In addition, the containers have one of the following date codes: 4604, 4605, 4606, 4605, 4701, 4604, 4605, 4604 or 4701.
- Finally, Focus Products Group International LLC has voluntarily recalled several makes and model of its Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Maker, which is exactly the sort of contraption -- it froths your coffee or other drink in a blender-like device and then dispenses it for you -- that you were going to purchase as a Christmas gift for your boring cousin Ann who doesn't like anything anyway. Apparently, the product has the potential to "leach lead".
The product was distributed nationwide and was also available online. The recalled makes and model are the West End, number 65032, and the Back to Basics, numbers CM300BK, CM300BKL, CM300BLSS, CM300BR, CM300BRBRL CM300BRL and CM300W.