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Ohio company recalls more than 40,000 pounds of veal – An Ohio-based company has issued a recall for more than 40,000 pounds of boneless veal product over concerns of a possible E.coli contamination. The Ohio Farms Packing Co. product was shipped to distributors in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Canada.

The company said the products were produced from Nov. 30, 2016 to Feb. 3, 2017, but are not directly sold to consumers. The affected product is exclusively sold to foodservice operators in 60-pound boxes under the label “Atlantic Veal & Lamb Inc.: Boneless Veal SF,” and “Atlantic Veal & Lamb LLC: Boneless Veal.”

Trader Joe’s recalls apple sauce over potential glass in product – Trader Joe’s has issued a voluntary recall for variations of an unsweetened apple sauce over concerns about possible pieces of glass in the products’ jars. Two of the three variations are sold in stores nationwide, while the other is available in multiple states.

Affected products are sold as Trader Joe’s First Crush Unsweetened Gravenstein Apple Sauce, with a product barcode of 0015905 and a best before date of Aug. 8, 2018, Trader Joe’s Organic Unsweetened Apple Sauce, with a product barcode of 00194877 and a best before date of Oct. 6, 2018, and Trader Joe’s All Natural Unsweetened Apple Sauce, with a product barcode of 00014359 and a best before date of Dec. 16, 2018.

Kids II Recalls Oball Rattles Due to Choking Hazard – This recall involves Oball Rattles in pink, blue, green and orange with model number 81031 printed on the inner surface of one of the plastic discs and on the packaging. The balls have 28 finger holes and measure four inches in diameter. Embedded in the rattles are a clear plastic disc with all orange beads and two clear plastic discs with beads of varying colors on the perimeter. Only rattles with date codes T0486, T1456, T2316, T2856 and T3065 located on a small triangle on the inner surface of the rattle are included in the recall. The first three numbers represent the day of the year and the last digit represents the year of production.

Dog Food Company Recalls Products That May Contain Pentobarbital – Citing the possible presence of pentobarbital, a chemical used to euthanize animals, pet food maker Evanger’s has issued a partial recall of its popular Hunk of Beef Au Jus product. Several pugs grew ill after eating it on New Year’s Eve; one of the dogs died.

As the company says in its FDA recall notice, “Pentobarbital can affect animals that ingest it, and possibly cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, or nausea, or in extreme cases, possibly death.”

Wayne Farms, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Products Due to Potential Processing Deviation – Wayne Farms, LLC, a Decatur, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 12,610 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to a potential processing defect, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat breaded chicken bite items were packaged on Dec. 1, 13 and 30, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:

  • Cases of 2 clear plastic 5-lb bags of “Waffle Breaded Bites: Fully Cooked Breaded White Meat Chicken Bites.”
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