November has been a busy month for recalls, and with Thanksgiving fast approaching, it is a good idea to be aware of what foods have been recalled before they end up on the holiday table. Here is a list of all the food recalled in November 2019.

Romaine Lettuce

A warning has been issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) about romaine lettuce that could be contaminated with E. coli. The recalled romaine lettuce was produced in the Salinas, California, region, and may have been used in wraps, sandwiches, prepackaged salads, salad kits, and other products, including whole heads, hearts, and packages of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine lettuce.

Salad Products

Missa Bay, LLC has recalled more than 97,000 pounds of salad products because they may be contaminated with E. coli. The recalled salad products have meat or poultry as well as lettuce that is the source of the contamination. The affected salads were shipped to Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin. A full list of recalled salad products can be viewed here.

Nabisco Cheese Nip Crackers

Nabisco Cheese Nip crackers have been recalled by Mondelez Global LLC because they may contain yellow plastic pieces. The plastic is food grade and may have been caused during the production process from a dough scraper. The recalled crackers were sold in 11-ounce boxes nationwide.

Cottage Cheese

Breakstone’s has recalled certain 16- and 24-ounce tubs of cottage cheese because it may be contaminated with red plastic and metal, which could cause teeth, mouth, throat, stomach, or intestine tissue injuries. The recall affects 9,500 cases that were produced by Kraft Heinz Foods Company and sold in the U.S. and Latin America.

Ground Beef

Two ground beef recalls were issued in November, including one from Central Valley Meat Co. because the meat may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall includes one- and two-pound chubs packages and 20-pound cases that were produced on July 23. The recall affects about 34,222 pounds of ground beef that was distributed throughout California.

The second ground beef recall includes about 130,464 pounds of raw ground beef that may be contaminated with plastic from Rastelli Bros. Co. The recalled beef was produced from Oct. 2 through Oct. 15 and was distributed in Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, and Maryland. The recall affects 16-ounce vacuum-seal packages of ground beef from the company.

Chicken

Over 2 million pounds of chicken was recalled by Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. because it may be contaminated with metal. The recalled chicken was produced from Oct. 21 through Nov. 4 and was shipped to institutions in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.

Walmart Soup

Kettle Cuisine has recalled Marketside Brand Creamy Cauliflower Parmesan Soup because it may have a fish and wheat allergen that was not declared on the label. The soup was sold in 16-ounce plastic-lidded cups at Walmart stores and online nationwide.

Vegetables

Two vegetable recalls were issued in November, including one from Mann Packing Co. Inc. because the vegetable products may be contaminated with Listeria. The affected vegetables were sold in the U.S. and Canada under the HEB, Del Monte, HEB Organic, Hungryroot, Kroger Organic, Mann’s, Mann’s Family Favorite, Mann’s Organic, Mann’s Snacking Favorites, Marketside, Marketside Organics, O Organics, Signature Farms, Sysco Imperial, Sysco Organics, and Trader Joe’s , Mann’s, Western Family, Compliments, Mann’s Family Favorites, and Mann’s Snacking Favorites brands. A full list of recalled vegetable products can be viewed here and here.

The second vegetable recall was issued by Russ Davis Wholesale because it may also have Listeria contamination. The fresh vegetable products were sold in stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, and Wyoming. A full list of the recalled vegetables can be viewed here.

Pizza Toppings

Ezzo Sausage Company issued a recall for more than 25,000 pounds of pizza toppings, including sausage and pepperoni, because they may be contaminated with Listeria. The recalled pizza toppings were produced on Oct 29 and Oct. 30, and Nov. 5. A full list of affected products can be viewed here.

Flour

A recall for Unbleached All-Purchase Flour from King Arthur Flour, Inc. has been issued because it may be contaminated with E. coli. The recalled flour was produced by ADM Milling Co. and was sold in five-pound bags. The recall is an expansion of an earlier flour recall that affects an additional three lots of flour.

Nestle Cookie Dough

A series of Toll House cookie dough products have been recalled by Nestlé USA because it may contain food-grade rubber pieces. The recall affects a range of ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough bars, tubs, and tube-shaped chubs that were distributed throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Frozen Berries

Wawona Frozen Foods has recalled 12- and 16-ounce packages of frozen raspberries and berry mixes with raspberries because they may be contaminated with Hepatitis A. The recalled frozen berries were sold at ALDI and Raley’s Family of Fine store chains. The affected berries were imported from Chile.

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