Recall roundup: Recalls you need to know about this holiday season

Recalls you need to know about during the holiday season

We’re in the final stretch for the holidays and with all the hustle and bustle, there are recalls you need to know about when it comes to the food you serve your family and the gifts that will be exchanged.

Beef patties

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Advance Pierre Foods, a Cincinnati, Ohio, company, is recalling approximately 15,739 pounds of ready-to-eat beef patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically small, green soft plastic, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.

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The frozen, beef patty items were produced Sept. 11, 2019. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 15.09 lb. frozen, bulk-packed cases containing “CN FULLY COOKED FLAMEBROILED BEEF PATTIES” with product code 69097 on the case label.

The products bear establishment number “Est. 2132” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a single distribution location in Iowa, the FSIS said in a news release. The warehouse then distributed the product to institutions, including schools.

The product was not sold at retail stores, FSIS officials said. There have been no confirmed reports of illness due to consumption of the product.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Worth Sparkman, media relations, Tyson Foods, at (479) 290-6358.

Cold-smoked salmon

The Food and Drug Administration has announced the recall of cold-smoked salmon for potential listeria contamination.

The salmon made by Catsmo LLC was sold in 10 states and the District of Columbia. It was sold in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Minnesota, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Massachusetts, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

It came in vacuum-sealed packages in whole fillets, specialty cuts, 4-ounce, 8-ounce or 1-pound sizes. The salmon was either plain or flavored.

Click here for the complete list of recalled salmon.

If you have the affected food, return it to the place of purchase for a refund. If you have any questions, call 845-895-2296 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST.

Flour recall

Hodgson Mill recalled its Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour in 5-pound bags due to potential E. coli contamination.

The recalled flour has a UPC 0-71518-05009-2 with best by date of Oct. 1 or Oct. 2, 2020 and lot codes of 001042 or 005517, according to the FDA.

If you have bags of flour that match all of the information, then they can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

If you have questions, call Hodgson Mill at 1-888-417-9343 extension 1, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

White Castle frozen burgers

White Castle and the FDA have announced a recall of the company’s frozen burgers.

The burgers could be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, which could make people sick.

The recall affects burgers with best by dates of Aug. 4, 2020, through Aug. 17, 2020.

The recall includes:

  • Frozen 6-pack cheeseburgers
  • Frozen 6-pack hamburgers
  • Frozen 6-pack jalapeno cheeseburgers
  • Frozen 16-pack hamburgers
  • Frozen 16-pack cheeseburgers

Click here for the complete list of lot numbers.

If you have the affected products, either throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for an exchange or refund.

If you have any questions, call White Castle at 1-800-843-2728.

El Monterey breakfast burritos

Ruiz Food Products and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service have announced the recall of 55,013 pounds of frozen breakfast burritos due to potential plastic contamination.

They were sold in a 3.38-pound value pack that contained 12 individually wrapped burritos under the brand name El Monterey signature burrito, egg, sausage and cheese. They have lot code 19288 and the best by date of Jan. 15, 2021. They have establishment number EST 45694.

If you have any questions, call Ruiz Foods at 800-772-6474. The burritos should not be eaten and either thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

J. Crew Crewcuts jeans

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and J. Crew have announced a recall of children’s jeans due to a potential choking hazard.

Officials said small stones could remain in the pockets or waistband of some sizes of the Crewcuts style boys’ stonewashed denim pants, the CPSC said.

About 900 pants were sold in the affected sizes. The pants were size 2 and 3 and were made in Pakistan. They have style number J8406 and season FA19 written on the care label.

The jeans were sold under UPC codes 099105125419 and 099105125420.

If you have the jeans, you’re being told to remove the stones from the pockets or internal waistbands, the CPSC said.

Hallmark jar candles

Hallmark has issued a voluntary recall of its frosted balsam soy blend jar candles after receiving several reports of the glass jar breaking, resulting in fire damage to nearby items.

The recall is specifically for the green, scented candles with the lettering “Hallmark,” “FROSTED BALSAM” and an image of a snowy pine cone on the front of the candle. The candle’s jar is about 5 inches tall and 4.5 inches in diameter. On the bottom of the jar are a date code of 9211D, SKU code XKT1747 and UPC code 763795556991.

The recall says that there have been at least six reports of the glass jar breaking, resulting in fire damage.

No injuries have been reported.

The candles were exclusively sold at Norman’s Hallmark stores in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania from September through December for about $28.

Those with the recalled candle should stop using it immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Trader Joe’s egg and potato salad

Bakkovor Foods USA Inc. is voluntarily recalling 6-ounce containers of Trader Joe’s Egg Salad and 20-ounce containers of Trader Joe’s Old Fashioned Potato Salad with “use by” days up to and including 12/27/19. The products under recall have UPC Nos. 0066 6695 and 0032 1747, respectively.

According to the FDA, the salads under recall were distributed to Trader Joe’s stores in Alabama, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

Officials recommended anyone who has bought the recalled salads discard them immediately or return them to the place where they were bought for a full refund.

No illnesses have been reported connected to the recall, officials said.