FDA Recalls for Protein Powder and Garbanzo Beans

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has issued a plethora of product recalls this week for everything from protein powder to crustless peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. These products include:

Vitalabs Whey-26 Protein Powder – Vitalabs, Inc., Jonesboro, GA is voluntarily recalling four specific lot numbers of Whey-26 Protein Powder due to concerns over potential Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Oak Farms Dairy Chocolate Milk – The Oak Farms Dairy plant in Waco is voluntarily recalling half gallon plastic bottles of whole chocolate milk, half pint paper cartons of whole chocolate milk, and half pint paper cartons of 1% chocolate milk due to the presence of Alkaline Phosphatase found in samples during routine testing. Oak Farms Dairy has received no reports of illnesses related to the affected product and is removing the product from the market out of an abundance of caution.

One World O.N.E. Coconut Water – ONE World Enterprises, LLC is recalling O.N.E. Coconut Water, packaged in 11.2 oz Tetra Pak cartons with Lot code 12E1004, UPC # 894991001104 and Sell-by date of May 1, 2011, due to the potential oxidation of the product that may permit the growth of mold. The affected product is isolated to a single lot number and the company is currently utilizing Corrective And Preventative Action (CAPA) procedures to identify why this problem exists, which was discovered after receiving a small number of consumer complaints.

Pierre Foods PB Jamwich – Pierre Foods is voluntarily recalling one lot, 320 cases of PierreTM pb jamwich, crustless peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwiches, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Faribault Foods Organic Garbanzo Beans – Faribault Foods, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of Field Day Organic Garbanzo Beans because some cans with this label may contain Minestrone soup. Faribault Foods received two reports that cans of the Organic Garbanzo Beans contain Minestrone soup (a vegetable and pasta soup).

For a full list of product recalls for food, drugs, animal health, medical devices and biologics, please visit the FDA recall page.