FRESHOUSE II, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Select Mesh Bags and Bulk Shipments of Potatoes, Limes, Valencia Oranges and Lemons Because of Possible Health Risk - 8/11/20
Company Announcement Date:
August 09, 2020
FDA Publish Date:
August 09, 2020
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Freshouse II, LLC
Fresh From the Start
Valencia Oranges, Lemons, Limes, Organic Limes, and Red B Potatoes
Freshouse II, LLC of Salisbury, NC is recalling the following specific production lots, brands and weights of Valencia Oranges, Lemons, Limes, Organic Limes, and Red B Potatoes 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.
The recall was voluntarily initiated after the company’s routine internal testing identified Listeria monocytogenes on a piece of equipment in one of our packing facilities. We have ceased the production and distribution of the product that was packed on the equipment in question and are taking corrective actions and continually evaluating our cleaning and sanitation regimes.
No illnesses have been associated with this recall to date.
Consumers can identify recalled retail products by looking for the brand, UPC number and, if available the trace number printed on the tag or clip attached to the opening end of the bag. The recalled products were shipped directly to retailer distribution centers in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia and to wholesalers in Maryland and North Carolina (see table below).
|CONSUMER RETAIL ITEMS
Recall Initiated August 9, 2020
|PRODUCT||BRAND||RETAIL UPC||TRACE # printed on tag or clip on bag||SIZE||LOT # ON BULK CASES
(this information is for retail stores)
|Limes||Freshouse||33383 14683||174618 174570 174571 174572||2lb mesh bags||16444003
|Organic Limes||Natures Promise||88267 53813||174375||1lb mesh bags||X0174375|
|Red B Potatoes||Fresh from the Start||33383 51003||174575
|3lb mesh bags||16475401
|Lemons||Fresh from the Start||33383 14020||174551 174552||2lb mesh bags||16453103
|Lemons||Wegmans||77890 15917||n/a||2lb mesh bags||16453103|
|Valencia Oranges||Wegmans||77890 52363||n/a||4lb mesh bags||16415104|
|WHOLESALE BULK ITEMS
Recall initiated August 9, 2020
|PRODUCT||SIZE||Shipper Reference Numbers
(this information is for
|Lemons||40 lb boxes||1187005, 1187128, 1187103, 1187112|
|Limes||40 lb boxes||1187112, 1187099, 1187128, 1186832|
|Red Potatoes||50 lb bags||1187098, 320873, 320992, 2182424|
|Valencia Oranges||40 lb boxes||1187099, 1187015, 1187112|
Consumers who have a recalled item listed above in their possession should not consume it and should destroy the product in a way so that it may not be consumed by others or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Freshouse II, LLC at 631-369-7150, Monday through Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Eastern Time. Consumers may also contact the company via email (email@example.com) or visit the company’s website at www.freshouserecall.comExternal Link Disclaimer.
Freshouse II, LLC has notified its retail and wholesale customers who received the recalled product directly from the company and is requesting that these customers remove the recalled product from commerce. We are also asking our direct customers to notify their customers of this recall. The company is issuing this press release and keeping the U.S. Food & Drug Administration informed of its recall process to assure that consumers are properly alerted.
“We voluntarily issued this recall out of an abundance of caution with the steadfast intent to minimize even the slightest risk to public health,” said Jamey Friedman, President. “We take food safety and this recall seriously. Freshouse is committed to providing consumers with fresh, nutritious, safe products.”
Company Contact Information
Freshouse II, LLC
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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The national office strongly encourages all member product solicitors, operations managers, and others involved in food and grocery distribution to regularly consult resources provided by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls/index.asp. Additionally, members can often receive information on national, state, and local recalls by contacting their local health departments.