FDA Food, Pet, and Drug Recall Update: October 2023

Here are the food, pet product, and drug/medical device recalls by the US Food & Drug Administration for October.

November 6, 2023

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FDA Recalls in October 2023
The number of FDA recalls increased this month over September. Image courtesy of ronstik / iStock / Getty Images Plus

There were 27 recalls reported by the Federal Drug Administration for the month of October. This is more than September, which had 21 recalls, and August, which stood at 19.

Of the recalled products, 19 were food/beverage products, 6 were for drug/medical devices, and 3 were for pet products.

Food & Beverage

There were 18 recalls in the food and beverage industry in October. There were 10 due to undeclared allergens.

  • Nature’s Path Organic Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Waffles, Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Chip Waffles – undeclared peanuts

  • Wegmans Organic Sweet Kale Chopped Salad Kit – undeclared egg

  • Quaker Pancake with Whole Grain Oats Mix – undeclared soy

  • Stabilyze Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Nutrition Bar – undeclared sesame

  • Yarnell’s Guilt Free Guilt Free No Sugar Added Vanilla Ice Cream – undeclared egg

  • Paradise Flavors Ice Cream Bars – undeclared peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, milk, and color additives

  • Cookies-N-Milk Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – undeclared peanuts

  • Stewart’s Chocolate Chip Cookies – undeclared macadamia nuts

  • Kula Can Pina Colada + Kratom Seltzer – undeclared tree nut (coconut) and milk

  • Orgain Chocolate Flavored Protein Powder – undeclared sesame

There was 1 recall due to elevated levels of lead.

  • Wana Bana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree 2.5 oz

There were 3 due to possible Listeria contamination

  • Qilu Enterprise Enoki Mushrooms

  • Kroger bagged Collard Greens

  • Greenhead Lobster refrigerated and frozen Cooked Lobster

There was 1 due to possible Salmonella contamination  

  • Gills Onions diced onions

There was 1 recall due to an undeclared drug, Diclofenac

  • Botanical-Be (Kuka Flex Forte, Artri King, Reumo Flex) Dietary Supplements

One recall was due to possible inclusion of hard plastic foreign material

  • Jay Robb Vanilla Flavored Egg White Protein

One additional recall occurred due to possibly posing a choking hazard

  • Tiffany Food Corp. Mini Fruit Jelly Cups in lychee, mango, and assorted flavors

Pet Products

There were 3 recalls in the pet food category, and all three were due to potential Salmonella contamination.

  • Victor Super Premium Dog Food, Select Beef Meal & Brown Rice Formula

  • Blue Ridge Beef Breeders Choice Raw Pet Food 2 lb.

  • Retriever Mini Chunk Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food

Drug & Medical Devices

There were 6 recalls in the Drug & Medical Devices category.

One recall was due to potential contamination with Microbacterium spp., Fictibacillus spp., Bacillus spp., and Paenibacillus spp.:

  • Ion and Restore brands Nasal Sprays

One recall occurred because it has a potential presence of particulate matter:

  • Exela and Civica Brands Sodium Bicarbonate Injection, USP, Midazolam in 0.8% Sodium Chloride Injection ELCYS (cysteine hydrochloride injection), USP

One medical device was recalled due to being stolen and possibly defective:

  • Medtronic McGRATH MAC video laryngoscopes

One recall was due to potential presence of glass particulates:

  • Hospira 4.2% Sodium Bicarbonate Injection, USP, 1% Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, and 2% Lidocaine HCI Injection USP.

One recall was due to products being stored outside of labeled temperature requirements.

One other drug product was recalled due to the potential presence of Oxycodone HCI tablets

  • KVK Tech Betaxolol Tablets, USP

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