There have been a number of recalls issued in April that consumers need to be aware of. These recalls were made for a variety of reasons that make these foods unsafe to consume. Here’s a list of all the food recalls consumers need to be aware of this month.


Fresh fruit was recalled by Caito Foods, including its fresh-cut watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe and mixed fruit containing melon for a potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled fruit was packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers sold at Kroger, Target, Trader Joe, Walmart, and Amazon/Whole Foods throughout Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Tomato Paste

Conagra Brands has recalled its Hunt’s Tomato Paste No Salt Added six-ounce cans because they may contain mold from damage that occurred during the canning process. The affected tomato paste has a case UPC code of 00-0-27000-38809-9 and an item UPC code of 00-0-27000-38807-5. The Best By Date on the cans is OCT 16 2020. The recalled tomato paste was distributed throughout the U.S.

Ice Cream

Another recall that affects consumers was made by Unilever for its Ben & Jerry’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk tubs and Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey pints of ice cream. The ice cream may have a possible nut allergy, which could pose a health risk for some consumers as tree nuts were not declared on the label. The recalled Ben & Jerry’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar ice cream was sold in a 2.4-gallon tub with a UPC code of 076840104246. The best by date is SEP1520BJ4. The Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey was sold in a pint tub (473 mL) with a UPC code of 076840100354. It has best by dates of AUG2820BH2, AUG2920BH2, and AUG3020BH2.


Another sweet treat that faced a recall this month came from Mondelez Global LLC. The company has recalled its Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies because they may contain an “unexpected solidified ingredient.” The cookies were sold in 13-ounce packages with a UPC code of 0 44000 03223 4. The cookies also have a best when used by dates of 07SEP2019, 08SEP2019, 14SEP219, and 15SEP2019. The recalled cookies were sold at retail locations nationwide.


A number of meat recalls were made in April, including one from Denver Processing LLC. The company recalled approximately 13,865 pounds of raw pork and beef products that did not receive a federal inspection. The recalled meat was produced on April 9 and has an establishment number of EST. 6250 within the USDA mark of inspection. The recalled pork and beef were shipped to retail locations in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

Another meat recall was made by JBS Plainwell, Inc., which recalled 43,292 pounds of ground beef for a possible green hard plastic contamination. The ground beef was produced on March 2 and has an establishment number of EST. 562M inside the USDA mark of inspection. The recalled beef was sold at retail locations in Michigan and Wisconsin.

AdvancePierre Foods Inc. also issued a recall in April for 20,373 pounds of ready-to-eat beef patties because they may contain a soft purple plastic. The patties were packaged in a 14.06-pound case that has three bags of 30 patties contained in each bag. The patties were labeled as CN Fully Cooked Flamebroiled Beef Patties Caramel Color Added with a case code of 155-525 and a package code of 833. The establishment number on the meat is EST. 2260E, located in the USDA mark of inspection. The affected patties were shipped to food service locations nationwide.

Also facing recall this month was 1,094 pounds of pork and poultry pâté products from Market of Choice, Inc. for an undeclared milk and soy allergen that was not included on the label. The recalled pâté was produced before March 26. It has a 30-day shelf life and was distributed to Market of Choice retail locations in Oregon.


Sushi consumers need to be aware of the recall from Jensen Tuna, which affects frozen ground tuna that may have a possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled fish was sold wholesale in a white wax 20-pound box with a lot number of z266, z271, and z272. It was sold in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, New York, and Washington for use in restaurant and retail locations. Consumers are urged to ask retailers and restaurants if their food contains the recalled tuna.

Pet Food

Nestle Purina PetCare Company has recalled its Muse wet cat food because it may contain translucent yellow rubber pieces with a blue backing that could cause a choking hazard for pets. The recalled Muse Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy was packaged in three-ounce cans and was distributed nationwide to pet specialty and e-commerce retailers. The recalled cat food has a UPC code of 38100 17199 and a production code of 80941162. The Best By date of the product is APR2020. The affected cat food was also sold in variety packs.