At US Foods we take food safety very seriously. Through our employees’ dedicated efforts we are recognized by our 250,000 restaurant, government and institutional
customers as an industry leader in food safety and quality assurance. Examples of the company’s leadership include:
- Pioneering the use of DNA testing to verify the species of fish fillets received from suppliers and being the first food distributor to be certified as selling sustainable wild and farm-raised fish.
- More Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) certified employees than any other food distributor in the country.
- First distributor to develop food safety training by job function.
- Only distributor to employ internal and external food safety policy compliance oversight.
- We also assist our customers with expertise and information on compliance issues, bringing them valuable insights into new and ever-changing food safety regulations.
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Best-in-Class Tracking and Recall Programs
As an active member of Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and GLOBALG.A.P (Good Agricultural Practices), US Foods contributes to the implementation of internationally recognized food safety standards, including a best-in-class recall and recovery program that quickly contacts customers with accurate information about a recall and initiates product recovery. Affected customers are contacted within 24-hours upon notification from suppliers.
Count on US Foods to keep you informed and to keep recalled product out of your establishment.
|Recall Date||Product / Brand||Recall Description / Brief Details||Link|
|04-15-13||Manda Meats - Class I Recall - Multiple Products - Listeria||Manda Packing Company, a Baker, La., establishment, has notified US Foods that it is expanding its recall announced last week on roast beef to include
approximately 468,000 pounds of roast beef, ham, turkey breast, tasso pork, ham shanks, hog head cheese, corned beef, and pastrami due to possible
contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
|04-04-2013||Rich Products - Class I Recall - Multiple Products - E. Coli||Rich Products Corporation of Buffalo, New York, is expanding the recall of certain Farm Rich and Market Day products to all products processed at its
Waycross, Georgia plant since July 1, 2011. The expansion is due to possible contamination with Escherichia coli O121 bacteria (“E. coli O121”).
|04-03-2013||Tyson - Class I Recall - Breaded Chicken Tenderloins||Tyson Foods Inc. of Russellville, Ark. is issuing a Class I Recall on approximately 127,000 lbs. of uncooked breaded chicken tenderloins and uncooked chicken tenderloin fritter products because of an undeclared allergen and misbranding. The product contains soy, a known allergen not declared on the label. (View PDF to read more)
|09-18-2012||Tomorrows Tropical Mangoes - Class I Recall - Salmonella||US Foods has received notification that Liberty Fruit of Kansas City is voluntarily recalling Agricola Daniella brand mango products that are packed under the ‘Tomorrow’s Tropical’ label because of the possible presence of Salmonella. Only one US Foods Division was affected. No illnesses have been associated with consumption of Tomorrows Tropical mangoes. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|09-17-2012||Wolverine Packing Co. - Class I Ground Beef Recall – E. Coli||Wolverine Packing Co of Detroit Michigan notified us that they are impacted by the recent XL Foods of Canada recall of ground beef and trimmings. As a result, they have now issued a Class I Recall of Beef Products under several proprietary label brands because of the possibility of E Coli contamination. The Recall was initiated by a positive E. coli result on a USDA sampling but no illnesses have been associated with the products. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|09-17-2012||XL Foods of Canada - Class I Ground Beef Recall – E. Coli||XL Foods of Canada initiated a recall on one days production of ground beef and trimmings. The trimmings were tested for E Coli at the facility and the test was negative. However a subsequent sample by USDA at the border between US and Canada revealed a positive for the presence of E. coli. No illnesses have been associated to the ground beef. The recall affected numerous grocery stores in Canada and several large processers in the U.S. who received beef from the recalled lot, including Morasch Meats of Portland Oregon. Brands affected include Morasch Meats, Calahoo, Kirkland Signature and Cattleman’s, among others. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|09-13-2012||Class I Cantaloupe Recall (Multiple Suppliers) - Salmonella||DFI Marketing of Fresno California has issued a Class I Recall of cantaloupe because of the possibility of Salmonella contamination. The contamination was found during a routine USDA sampling. No illnesses associated with the cantaloupes have been reported. The recall has triggered recalls from other distributors or further processors including Castellini Brothers, Club Chef, Cut Fruit Express and McEntire Produce. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|09-07-2012||Gills Onions Recall on Processed Onions - Listeria||Gills Onions of California is conducting a voluntary recall of one day’s production of Diced & Slivered Onions distributed only to foodservice companies. Random sampling by the FDA found one positive result for the presence of Listeria. The recall, which is limited to a single days’ production, includes Cross Valley Farms onions with a use-by date of 9/07/12. While other foodservice brands are involved, the FDA and Gills will not be issuing a press release because none of the recalled items are available at retail. (View PDF to read more)||View|
for Possible Salmonella
|Christopher Ranch LLC of Gilroy CA has issued a Class I Recall on fresh cilantro in 30-bunch and 60-bunch containers bearing the label Fresco Green Farms Inc. There are no date codes on the container – any customer with fresh cilantro in this package/label should discard immediately. The recall was issued after a random FDA sample was positive for Salmonella. No illnesses have been associated with consumption of this product. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|07-25-2012||Gills Onions Recall
|Gill’s Onions of California has issued a Class I recall on a number of processed onion products because of the potential for Listeria. NO ILLNESSES have been reported, and no product has tested positive for Listeria. This is an expansion of a recall originally announced in May 2012. The list of recalled brands includes Gills Onions, True Leaf, Cross Valley Farms, Western Onions, and Wegmans. All recalled products have a use by date on or before August 3, 2012. Additional labels may be affected. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|07-09-2012||Tomatoes – Class I –
Possible E coli
Combs Produce of Dallas, TX
|Combs Produce of Dallas Texas has issued a CLASS 1 recall on Cross Valley Farms and Packer Label whole tomatoes. The product was distributed to 2 of our distribution centers in Texas between June 27th and July 7th, 2012. The recalled product may be identified by lot codes 53886701 & 53892701. The product is being recalled because the equipment (not the tomatoes) has tested positive for the presence of E coli. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|05-21-2012||River Ranch Salad Mixes Recalled - Potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination||River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC of Salinas, CA is initiating a voluntary recall of bagged salads in a variety of brands, including River Ranch and Cross Valley Farms among others, because they have the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes following routine random tests conducted in the marketplace by the Food & Drug Administration. No Illnesses have been Reported. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|04-06-2012||Class I: Odwalla Recalls Chocolate Protein Drink||Odwalla, Inc. is recalling Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster beverage in 12-ounce and 32-ounce bottles with use by dates prior to and including 23 MAY 2012. While this beverages contains no peanut or tree nut ingredients there have been reports from consumers allergic to peanuts or tree nuts experiencing allergic reactions after consuming this beverage. For more information, visit the Odwalla web site at: http://www.odwalla.com/news/ChocolateProteinQA.html. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|03-27-2012||Sausage Recall - Undeclared Allergen||J Bar B Foods of Texas / Armour-Eckrich Meats LLC has issued a Class I Recall on ECKRICH SMOKED SAUSAGE HOG CASING BULK PACK (ROPE); one 11 pound package/case. The product was distributed to the Southwest United States. A small number of US Foods Inc. customers received this product. The sausage contains an undeclared allergen - milk. The recalled product may be identified by a use-by date of March 26 2012 or later. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|03-24-2012||Jalapenos – Possible Salmonella||Castellini Produce has issued an unclassified recall on fresh jalapenos in 2#, 10#, and 40# packs. The product was distributed to 5 of our divisions in the Eastern U.S. between March 9th and the present. Routine test results showed the possible presence of Salmonella. NO illness has been reported The recalled product may be identified by packaging bearing the name Professional Produce of Florida/South Florida Produce. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|02-18-2012||Tea Concentrates CLASS I Recall||Lemon-X Corporation of Huntington Station, NY issued a CLASS I recall on Thirster Brand Iced Tea bag-in-the-box concentrates due to a slight change in the final pH of the product that shortened the product’s overall shelf life. The product is pasteurized so there is no health risk and no illnesses are associated with consumption of the ice tea concentrates. The product was distributed to foodservice outlets across the U.S. since the summer of 2011. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|02-01-2012||Michael Foods Hard-Cooked Eggs - Expanded Recall||Michael Foods Inc. of Minnetonka, Minn. has issued an expanded Class I recall on additional brands of hard-cooked eggs in 10 and 25 pound tubs. The product was widely distributed to the foodservice sector from mid-December 2011 through the end of January 2012. Product testing revealed the possible presence of Listeria, but it has not been confirmed. No illnesses have been reported. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|01-27-2012||Frozen Pancakes Recalled - Missing Allergen Label||Pinnacle Food Group LLC of Cherry Hill, NJ has issued a CLASS I recall on Aunt Jemima and Hilltop Hearth Frozen Pancakes. The product was distributed nationwide to foodservice distributors. Affected products have a recommended use-by date of between November 1, 2011 and October 16, 2012. Cases are packed as 12/12-count. The Hilltop Hearth case has a GTIN number of 0758108618152. Aunt Jemima cases have a GTIN of 0019600435877. Recalled product was shipped beginning July 1, 2011 through this week. The pancakes may contain soy – a food allergen – which is not listed on the label. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|01-27-2012||Michael Foods Hard-Cooked Eggs Recalled||Michael Foods Inc. of Minnetonka MN has issued a Class I recall on three lots of Papetti’s Brand hard-cooked eggs in 25lb tubs. The product was widely distributed to the foodservice sector during the second week of January. Product testing revealed the possible presence of Listeria. No illnesses have been reported. The recalled product may be identified by lot codes 1362W, 1363W, and 1364W with use-by dates of February 11th, 12th, and 13th. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|12-28-2011||Expanded Class I Recall on Alfalfa Sprouts||Green Valley Food Corporation of Dallas TX has expanded their CLASS I recall on “Let Us Grow Healthy Together” Alfalfa Sprouts to include additional harvesting dates. The product was distributed primarily in the Southwest and includes ALL lot numbers. A sample of the product tested positive for the presence of Salmonella. No confirmed illnesses have been reported at this time. Recalled alfalfa sprouts are in a plastic container that measures 4-inch by 4-inch with a lid. The UPC number is 714722228818. The label has blue lettering that states “Let’s Grow Healthy Together!” Alfalfa Sprouts 5 oz. containers. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|12-24-2011||Sprouts and Spinach Recalled||U.S. Foods has been informed by two different regional produce distributors of recalls of fresh alfalfa sprouts and cello-pack spinach. A sample of the sprouts tested positive for salmonella, and a sample of spinach tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. No Illnesses have been reported to date. Spinach brands recalled include Krisp Pak 1O oz bags, Better Brand 10oz.bags, and Avon Heights 4- 2.5 lb bags. The implicated packages have a "best if used by" code of DEC16 and codes DP 340 and T691. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|09-30-2011||Grape Tomatoes Class I Recall||Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce is recalling one lot of organic grape tomatoes sold under the Limited Edition® and Fresh & Easy labels after one clamshell tested positive for Salmonella in a random sample tested by the United States Department of Agriculture in Michigan. No illnesses have been reported in association with this product. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|09-29-2011||Romaine Lettuce Class I Recall||At a Glance: True Leaf Farms of Salinas California is issuing a voluntary recall of chopped romaine lettuce for potential of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall is limited to 2# bags of chopped romaine lettuce– Bag and box code B256‐46438‐8 with a use‐by date of 9/29/11. Several foodservice brands are affected. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|09-16-2011||Rocky Ford Melons Recalled Updated||At a Glance: Press coverage continues regarding the Listeria outbreak associated with Rocky Ford Melons. The CDC as of yesterday has linked a total of 22 persons infected with the outbreak associated strains of Listeria monocytogenes from 7 states. The products were distributed to 17 states. All illnesses started on or after August 15, 2011. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|09-14-2011||Rocky Ford Melons Recalled||Today, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identified Jensen Farms of Colorado as the grower of the Rocky Ford Melons that are the source of the ongoing Listeria outbreak in 17 states. The suspect melons were harvested in August and September and distributed across the United States. Jensen Farms has issued a RECALL on their whole cantaloupes. Rocky Ford melons from other growers are not implicated in the outbreak. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|08-27-2011||Silva Sausage Recalled for Allergen Issue||Silva Sausage Company of Gilroy California is recalling 28,782 pounds of Smoked Chicken Apple Sausage because it contains whey, a milk allergen, which was not listed on the label. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|08-22-2011||Yogurt Recalled Because of Unlisted Allergen||YoCream International of Portland, Ore. is recalling one SKU of item 92147 YOCREAM NONFAT NY CHEESECAKE FROZEN YOGURT MIX because the label does not declare the presence of egg, a major food allergen. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|08-04-2011||Ground Turkey Recall – Class I||Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, a, is recalling approximately 36 million pounds of ground turkey products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Heidelberg. All recalled product was produced in their Springdale, Ark. Establishment. These products were primarily distributed at the retail level nationwide, although a small amount went to foodservice. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|06-23-2011||Simplot Skincredibles Class II Recall||J.R. Simplot Food Group has issued a Class II Recall on SKINCREDIBLES® 8 Cut Wedge Potatoes because they contain Wheat, a known food allergen, which was not disclosed on the label. A Class II Recall means there is a remote possibility of illness from consumption of the product. Persons allergic to wheat may suffer an allergic reaction. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|06-21-2011||Rich Products Pizza Crust Recall||Rich Products Corporation has announced a recall of Rich’s Fresh ‘N Ready® Pizza Crusts, including product codes 03604, 06642, 07366, 07367, 07386, 07945, 08012, 08848, produced between April 29, 2011 (Julian Code 77001119)– June 10, 2011 (Julian Code 77001161). (View PDF to read more)||View|
|06-03-2011||Supply of Cheese Disruption in the Southwest||Pacific Cheese, a major supplier of block and shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar Cheeses to the foodservice and retail industry has placed a “hold” on 26 Million pounds of shredded and block cheese affected a large number of products shipped to several Distributors and suppliers, including U.S. Foodservice, while it conducts an investigation on possible foreign materials in these products. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|05-27-2011||Cucumbers Recalled for Potential Salmonella||J&J Produce, Blackwater Produce, and Primo Produce have requested a Class I Recall on fresh whole cucumbers under several different brand names because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported, however a sample from the grower has tested positive. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|04-22-2011||Study Finds Staphylococcus in Raw Meat||Last week the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an Arizona-based non-profit released the findings on a study on 136 meat samples, covering 80 brands, from 26 grocery stores in five states. The study found 47% of the samples contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus, and about half of those bacteria were resistant to some antibiotics. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|Fresh Express of California is recalling 2,939 cases of 9 oz. Bag Spinach with Product Codes starting with H081 and H082, UPC Code of 7127913204 and Use-by Dates of April 6 and 7 due. This action is taken as a result of Salmonella positive from random sample test. No illnesses have been reported and no other Fresh Express products are included in the recall. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|03-23-2011||Del Monte Cantaloupes Recalled||Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (“Del Monte Fresh”) of Coral Gables, Florida is voluntarily recalling 4,992 cartons of cantaloupes, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Panama. U.S. Foodservice is NOT affected by this recall. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|03-22-2011||Customer Bulletin: Food Supply Safe
from Radiation Contamination
|As Japan continues efforts to control widespread nuclear disaster as a result of the country’s Fukushima power plant failure following the 9.0 magnitude earthquake on March 11, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working to dispel fears of radiation contamination in this country. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|03-19-2011||Lakeside Canned Beets Recalled||Lakeside Foods has announced a recall of canned beets because of the possibility of Clostridium botulinum (botulism). No illnesses have been reported. The involved products is 6/10 canned sliced pickled beets with the can codes EFBB229/003034 and EFBB229/003047, including the Lakeside and Monarch labels. Can codes can be found on the top or bottom lid. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|03-07-2011||Hazelnuts Recalled||DeFranco and Sons of Los Angeles, CA, is recalling bulk and consumer-packaged in-shell, hazelnut and mixed nut products containing hazelnuts because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. coli O157:H7). The recall was initiated after the nut products were linked to 7 illnesses in the states of MI, MN, and WI. To-date, no E. coli 0157:H7 has been detected in the nut products. (View PDF to read more)||View|
|03-06-2011||Skippy Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Recalled||Unilever United States today announced a limited recall of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was distributed to retail outlets in 16.3 oz. plastic jars.
No illnesses have been reported. (View PDF to read more)
|02-01-2011||Salmonella Recall Cilantro||Sabor Farms, LLC. of Salinas, CA is recalling fresh cilantro because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The cilantro was distributed mostly at retail stores in multiple states under the Nature’s Reward, Ocean Mist, Queen Victoria and Tanimura & Antle labels around January 14. However some product was also distributed to foodservice establishments. No other brands are affected and there have been no illnesses reported. (View PDF to read more)||View|