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    Buona Vita Recalls Various Frozen, Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products

    The recalls were prompted by the potential for Listeria monocytogenes contamination

    Buona Vita, Inc. of Bridgeton, NJ, is recalling approximately 324,770 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. 

    The products subject to recall include: 

    Items produced on May 3, 2012, and identified by the case code "1242"

    • 10-lb. cases of Cupino "Fully Cooked Meatballs with Pork and Beef"
    • 10-lb. cases of Mama Isabella "1/2 oz. size Beef and Pork Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Mama Isabella "1 oz. size Beef and Pork Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Mama Isabella "2 oz. size Beef and Pork Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Sapore Italiano .75 oz Baked Meatballs with Beef and Pork"
    • 30-lb. or 10-lb cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Buon Gusto ½ oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs Made with Chicken and Beef" 

    Items were produced on May 4, 2012, and identified by the case code "1252"

    • 10-lb. cases of Vincent Giordano "4 oz. Cooked Italian Style Meatball"
    • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Filomena 3 oz. Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Sapore Italiano .75 oz Baked Meatballs with Beef and Pork"
    • 30-lb. or 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Buon Gusto ½ oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs Made with Chicken and Beef"
    • 10-lb. cases of Dirusso's "Fully Cooked ½oz Meatballs"
    • 30-lb. or 10-lb. cases of Dirusso's "1 oz Italian Style Meatballs Fully Cooked"
    • 10-lb. cases of Dirusso's "Fully Cooked Mini Meatballs" 

    Items produced on May 7, 2012, and identified by the case code "1282"

    • 30-lb. cases of Silver Lake Brand "3 oz Cooked Dinner Loaf Made with Chicken and Beef"
    • 30-lb. cases of Argenta Pride "Cooked Dinner Loaf Made with Chicken and Beef"
    • 30-lb. cases of Silver Lake Brand "3oz Cooked Chicken and Beef Burger Pattie Made with Chicken and Beef"
    • 30-lb. cases of Argenta Pride "3 oz Cooked Chicken and Beef Burger Patty Made with Chicken and Beef"
    • 30-lb. cases of Silver Lake Brand "4 oz Cooked Chicken and Beef Burger Made with Chicken and Beef"
    • 30-lb. cases of Silver Lake Brand "4oz Cooked Chicken Salisbury Patty Beef Added"
    • 30-lb. cases of Silver Lake Brand "3oz Cooked Chicken Salisbury Patty Beef Added"
    • 30-lb. cases of Argenta Pride "Cooked Chicken Salisbury Patty Beef Added" 

    Items produced on May 8, 2012, and identified by the case code "1292"

    • 30-lb. cases of Argenta Pride "Cooked Chicken Salisbury Patty Beef Added"
    • 30-lb. cases of Argenta Pride "Cooked Dinner Loaf LS Made with Chicken and Beef"
    • 30-lb. cases of Argenta Pride "Cooked Breakfast Patty Made with Chicken and Beef"
    • 30-lb. cases of Silver Lake Brand "Cooked Breakfast Patty Made with Chicken and Beef"
    • 10-lb. cases of Whitsons Food Service "½ oz. Baked Italian Style Meatballs Made with Chicken and Beef"
    • 10-lb. cases of M&R Frosted Food Co. ".5oz Cooked Chicken and Beef Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Buon Gusto ½ oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs Made with Chicken and Beef"
    • 10-lb. cases of M&R Frosted Food Co. "1 oz Cooked Chicken and Beef Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Buon Gusto 1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs Made with Chicken and Beef"
    • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Buon Gusto 2 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs Made with Chicken and Beef" 

    Items produced on May 9, 2012, and identified by the case code "1302"

    • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Buon Gusto 1 oz Baked Turkey Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Orefresco "1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Bullpen "1.0 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Mamma Mia's 1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Napoli "1 oz. Traditional Style Cooked Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Whorle's "1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Buonamici "1oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Mamma Cacciatore 1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Filomena 1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Napoli "2 oz Traditional Style Cooked Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Bullpen "1.5 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Napoli "1/2 oz Traditional Style Cooked Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Mamma Cacciatore 2 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Bullpen "2.0 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Whorle's ".5 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "½ oz. Mamma Cacciatore Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Bullpen ".5oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Filomena 1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Filomena .5oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
    • 30-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Mamma Cacciatore ½ oz Baked Beef and Chicken Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Monabella ".5 oz. Primo Baked Beef and Pork Meatballs"
    • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Sapore Italiano .5oz Baked Meatballs w/ Beef and Pork"
    • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Buona Vita's .65 oz Baked Gourmet Meatballs with Pork and Beef" 

    The packages bear the establishment number "P-954" or "Est. 954" inside the USDA mark of inspection and were sold to distribution facilities nationwide.

    The problem was discovered through microbiological testing by FSIS and the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA). FSIS, ODA and the company have not received reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider. 

    Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Buona Vita, Inc. at (856) 453-7972 and request to speak to Junior Vice President of Operations Paul Infranco.

    Buona Vita, Inc. of Bridgeton, NJ, is recalling approximately 324,770 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible cont...
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    Isuzu Recalling Amigos and Rodeos

    Corrosion in the suspension system could lead to handling problems and crashes

    Isuzu is recalling 11,221 model year 1998-2000 Amigo and model year 2001-2002 Rodeo sport vehicles.

    The vehicles in question were originally sold, or are currently registered, in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the District Of Columbia, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Kentucky. 

    These vehicles may experience excessive corrosion in the vicinity of the forward mounting point bracket for the left or right rear suspension lower link. 

    Excessive corrosion may result in the left or right rear suspension lower link bracket becoming detached from the frame, which can affect vehicle handling and increase the risk of a crash. 

    Dealers will inspect the rear suspension lower link bracket area. 

    • For vehicles in which little or no corrosion is found, the area will be treated with an anti-corrosive compound.
    • For vehicles in which corrosion has damaged the rear suspension lower link bracket and affected its connection to the vehicle frame, a reinforcement bracket will be installed.
    • In the rare event the corrosion is so severe that the reinforcement bracket remedy would not be appropriate, Isuzu will offer to repurchase the vehicle for an amount based on the Kelley Blue Book “private party” price. 

    All inspections and remedies will be provided free of charge for vehicles that are 10 years old or less. For vehicles older than 10 years, Isuzu will offer a free remedy, but only if the vehicle is presented to an Isuzu service facility dealer within 12 months of when owner notifications were issued. 

    The recall is expected to begin in late July. Isuzu owners may contact Isuzu at 1-800-255-6727.  Customers may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-423 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

    Isuzu is recalling 11,221 model year 1998-2000 Amigo and model year 2001-2002 Rodeo sport vehicles that were originally sold, or are currently registered, ...
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    Fruiti Pops, Inc. Recalling Frozen Dessert Bars

    Undeclared eggs in the product could make some consumers ill

    Fruiti Pops, Inc. is recalling 178 dozen Fruiti Pops 4 ounce Classic Coconut frozen dessert bars because they may contain egg yolk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious and life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. 

    The recall was initiated after it was discovered this product was produced with egg yolk and did not reveal the ingredient egg yolk on the packaging. 

    The bars were distributed in Southern California and are sold by pushcart vendors and ice cream trucks. They were distributed between June 25 and June 28, 2012. The product comes in clear polypropylene packaging and is not labeled with lot numbers or expiration dates. The UPC of the recalled product is 763734 000011 and is located on the back of the wrapper. 

    No illnesses have been reported to date. 

    No other flavors of Fruiti Pops fruit bars or any other products produced by Fruiti Pops, Inc. are affected by this recall. 

    Consumers who have purchased the product and are allergic or sensitive to egg yolk may return the product to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (562) 404-2568 or info@fruitipops.com.

    Fruiti Pops, Inc. is recalling 178 dozen Fruiti Pops 4 ounce Classic Coconut frozen dessert bars because they may contain egg yolk. People who have an alle...
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      Twist'n Sparkle Beverage Carbonation System Bottles Recalled

      iSi North America recall prompted by explosion hazard

      iSi North America Inc, of Fairfield NJ, is recalling about 162,700 Twist'n Sparkle Home Beverage Carbonation System plastic bottles. 

      The plastic bottles can explode under pressure, expelling plastic parts, resulting in an injury hazard to anyone nearby. The firm is aware of nine incidents involving exploding plastic bottles including three in which consumers received cuts to various parts of their upper body. 

      The products are plastic bottles used as a part of the iSi Twist'n Sparkle Beverage Carbonation System. The recalled bottles were sold in the Starter Set model number 1005 with one reusable bottle and the Bottle Set model number 1006 with two reusable bottles.

      The model numbers are printed on the bottom of the box. The recalled plastic bottles are available in one size and two colors of caps/bottoms, white or gray. 

      The product was sold at Williams-Sonoma, QVC and other national retailers and Websites from June 2010 to March 2012 for approximately $50 for the Starter Set and $30 for the Bottle Set. 

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and either contact iSi or the place of purchase for instructions on returning the product for a refund or store credit. For products purchased online, contact the online retailers for instructions on how to ship the returns and receive a refund or credit. Note that the US Postal Service does not accept CO2 gas chargers for shipment by mail. 

      For additional information, contact iSi at (800) 645-3595 anytime or visit the firm's Website.

      iSi North America Inc, of Fairfield NJ, is recalling about 162,700 Twist'n Sparkle Home Beverage Carbonation System plastic bottles....
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      Bath Petals Recalls Soy Candles

      Overheating can produce fire and laceration hazards

      Bath Petals Inc., of Gardena, CA, is recalling about 2,800 Soy Candles -- 1,600 in the United States and 1,200 in Canada. 

      The candle can burn with a high flame, causing excessive heat. This poses a fire hazard in which the heat and flame can cause the glass candleholder to shatter, creating a laceration hazard. 

      The firm has received one report of a candle burning with a high flame and shattering the glass holder. No injuries or property damage were reported. 

      The candles are 7.5 oz. soy candles sold in four colors and scents: Australian Eucalyptus, California Rose Garden, French Alpine and Thai Lemongrass Ginger. "Bath petals" and the scent name are printed on the glass candleholder. 

      The following UPC codes are on the bottom of the box: 6-10696-55269-3, 7-97734-03754-8, 7-97734-03755-5 and 7-97734-03758-6. They were sold at TJ Maxx and Marshalls in the U.S. from February 2012 through April 2012 and at Homesense, Winners and Marshalls in Canada in April 2012, for about $10. 

      Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and contact Bath Petals for a full refund. For additional information, contact Bath Petals toll-free at (855) 772-7258 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Website.

      Bath Petals Inc., of Gardena, CA, is recalling about 2,800 Soy Candles -- 1,600 in the United States and 1,200 in Canada....
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      GM Recalling Chevrolet Captivas

      A problem with the parking brake could cause a crash

      General Motors is recalling 2070 model year 2012 Chevrolet Captiva sport passenger vehicles manufactured from April 26 through May 17, 2012. 

      These vehicles fail to conform to the park brake performance requirements federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 135, "light vehicle brake systems." The park brake cable may not be fully seated in its connector and may separate from the connector. If this occurs, the park brake will become inoperative and will not hold the vehicle. 

      If the vehicle is on an uneven surface, this could result in unintended vehicle movement and a crash. 

       GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and ensure that the park brake cables are connected and secure free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, July 18. Owners may contact the Chevrolet owner center at 1-866-694-6546.

      General Motors is recalling 2070 model year 2012 Chevrolet Captiva sport passenger vehicles manufactured from April 26 through May 17, 2012. ...
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      Volkswagen Recalling Some Audi Q5 Vehicles

      A problem with the sunroof glass panel could cause it to break in cold weather

      Volkswagen Of America is recalling 13,172 model year 2012 Audi Q5 vehicles manufactured from June 21, 2011, through December 9, 2011. 

      Some vehicles may be equipped with a front sunroof glass panel that is susceptible to breakage in extremely cold weather/temperature conditions. Should the sunroof’s glass break while the vehicle is in use, the falling glass could cut and injure the driver or passengers. It could also distract the driver, increasing the risk of a crash. 

      Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front sunroof glass panel free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about august 7, 2012. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. 

      Volkswagen’s safety recall number is 60b2/l3. Customers may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

      A sunroof problem propmts a recall of some Audi Q5s...
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