Voluntary Recall of Carlson Orchards Apple Cider Product

Mar 30

Royal Food Service has not handled or purchased the product indicated in this recall alert. This information is provided as a public service only.

Carlson Orchards is voluntarily recalling its 4x128 oz Premium Apple Cider product, produced on 2/22/2017 with a Best-By-Date of 3/24/2017. Currently, the area of distribution of this product is unknown and we have not been notified as to why the product is being recalled. Please contact the manufacturer for further information

Sprouts Extraordinaire Alfalfa Sprouts Voluntary Recall

Aug 5

Royal Food Service has not purchased or handled the product indicated in this recall alert.

Alfalfa sprouts produced by Sprouts Extraordinaire of Denver, Colorado are being recalled because the product may be linked to a multi-state Salmonella outbreak. The product was sold in 5-lb boxes labeled "Living Alfalfa Sprouts." No other information (pack dates, lot numbers, etc.) associated with this recall are available at this time.

Voluntary Recall: Warren Produce Serrano Peppers

Jul 25

Royal Food Service has not purchased or handled the product indicated in this information advisory. No information regarding illnesses or deaths is available at the time of this post.

Warren Produce of Edinburg, Texas is issuing a voluntary recall of their Serrano peppers product. The product may be contaminated with Salmonella. At present, there has been no official announcement associated with this recall. At least three lot codes are involved: #115181, #115158, and #115186. There may be others. The distribution area of this recall is not yet known. We will update this report as additional information becomes available.

Club Chef Recalls Processed Onions due to Possible Listeria

Jun 09

Royal has not purchased or handled the product indicated in this alert.

Club Chef is recalling Diced Yellow Onions and Sliced Yellow Onions due to possible Listeria contamination. Although details are still forthcoming, here is what we do know.

The products have Use-By Dates of: 6/8/16, 6/9/16, 6/10/16, 6/11/16, 6/12/16, 6/13/16, 6/14/16.

Julian dates: 150, 151, 153, 154

Lot numbers: n/a

Distribution area: n/a

Club Chef began shipping this product on 5/28/16.

We will update this information as soon as it becomes available.

Henry's Farm Issues Voluntary Recall on Soybean Sprouts due to Listeria

Mar 23

Royal Food Service has not purchased or handled this product. No illnesses have been reported as of the date of this posting.

Contamination was discovered through surveillance and monitoring coordinated by the Virginia Rapid Response Team (RRT), Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) Food Safety Program and subsequent analysis by the Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS) that revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the products.

The products being recalled are 1-lb bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled "Natto Soybean Sprouts" "Keep Refrigerated" with a UPC Code of 1303020000 produced on or after March 1, 2016. Also, 10-lb bags of soybean sprouts in black plastic bags labeled "Soy Bean Sprouts" "Keep Refrigerated" produced on or after March 1, 2016.

The items were distributed to retail stores in Virginia and Maryland.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this product, please contact Henry's Farm, Inc., 301-802-2996.

Freshpoint Vancouver Recalls Cantaloupe due to Salmonella

Feb 22

Royal has not purchased or handled the product indicated in this recall alert. No illnesses have been reported as of the date of this post.

Freshpoint Vancouver, Ltd. is recalling Del Monte and Sysco Imperial Fresh brand cantaloupes from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume and retailers, hotels, restaurants and institutions should not sell, serve or use the recalled products described below.

Consumers who are unsure if they have the affected cantaloupes are advised to check with their retailer.

Recalled products

Brand Name

Common Name


Code(s) on Product


Del Monte



Sold up to and incl 2/18/16

PLU 4050

Del Monte

Cantaloupe (cs)


Lot 360012


Sysco Imperial Fresh



Lot 127 12 035 5


What you should do
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information
For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Media enquiries
CFIA Media Relations


Fresh Express Issues Precautionary Recall on Salad due to Undeclared Allergens

Feb 08

Royal Food Service has not purchased or handled the product indicated in this recall alert. At the time of reporting, no illnesses had been reported.

Out of an abundance of caution, Fresh Express has issued a product recall on a limited quantity of their chopped romaine salad product due to undeclared allergens. Individual packets of dressing, croutons and parmesan cheese for their Caesar salad product were inadvertently placed into the bagged chopped romaine product. Although ingredients in the individual packets are inside another inner package, and include milk, eggs, wheat and fish, Fresh Express is issuing this recall to protect the well-being and health of consumers who may be at risk to exposure to undeclared allergens.

Illnesses: No illnesses have been reported as of the date of this recall alert.

Recalled Product: Bagged Fresh Express Chopped Romaine
Size: 32 oz
UPC code: 071279261003
Production code: G034A06A
Best if Used by date: Feb. 19, 2016
Distribution: Nationwide U.S.A.
Possible Distribution States: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia

For additional information, please contact Fresh Express at their Consumer Response Center at 800-242-5472.

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Fresh Express Issues Recall on Baby Spinach due to Possible Tree Nut Allergen Exposure

Jan 16

Royal Food Service has not purchased or handled the product indicated in this recall alert. At the time of its posting, no illnesses had been reported.

Fresh Express is recalling 350 cases of 12 oz. Baby Spinach (undeclared almonds) due to possible tree nut allergen exposure when a portion of a single almond was inadvertently introduced into the production supply. This is an isolated incident.

The Product Code is G010A17A and has a Use-by date of January 24, 2016 which is located in the upper right hand corner on the front of the bag. A UPC code of 0 71279 27111 8 is located on the reverse side of the bag by the bar code. No other Fresh Express salads are included in this recall.

You may find additional information here.

Voluntary Recall on Cucumbers due to Salmonella

Jan 04

Royal has not purchased or handled the product indicated in this recall alert. According to the FDA, no illnesses have been reported, to date, in connection with this recall.

Thomas Produce Company of Boca Raton, Florida is recalling 174 bulk-packed containers of cucumbers. This product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious or even fatal infections in small children, frail or elderly people, and those with a weakened immune system. Healthier people may experience fever, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

The product was sold to distributors in Florida and Georgia between 12/15/2015 and 12/16/2015. The product is fresh, whole, green cucumbers in 1/9 bushel cardboard boxes with one of the following lot numbers: 1554311JDNK, 1554311HDNK, and 15143115DNK.

In 4' x 4' cardboard bins, the products were packed under the following lot numbers: 1554311-D, 15NKHD-1554311-D, and 15NK5D-1514311-D.

Please contact the Thomas Produce Company regarding any consumer issues at 1-561-482-1111 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.

Costco Canada Issues Recall of Snap Peas Linked to Cyclospora Outbreak

Oct 19

Royal has not purchased or handled the product indicated in this recall alert. Illnesses have been reported.

Costco Canada has issued a recall on Alpine Fresh brand Snap Peas in two-pound packages due the product being possibly linked to a Cyclospora outbreak. The recall only affects Costco locations in Ontario, Canada. The product being recalled has a Best-By date of October 1-29, 2015. The findings were performed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Illnesses have been reported but no details have been provided at this point.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide you with updated information.

Del Monte Fresh Produce Recalls Granny Smith Apples due to Listeria

Oct 15

Royal has not purchased or handled the product indicated in this recall alert. No illnesses have been reported as of the date of this alert.

Del Monte Fresh Produce has issued a voluntary recall on their fresh, green, whole Granny Smith apples due to microbial testing in which Listeria contamination was found. The product was distributed by Coremark and 7-Eleven and sold at convenience stores in the following states: Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming. The affected apples were sold from October 1st to October 12th.

The product was packaged in 8 apples in a box and in 67 bags of apples in clear plastic bags containing 6 apples each. No additional packing information is available at this time.

At this time, it appears that only product that went through Coremark and 7-Eleven distribution channels were affected. None of the product appears to have been sold to Pro*Act or its distributors. However, Pro*Act is monitoring the situation closely and will update this report if there are changes to the scope of this recall.

Dole Issues Limited Recall on Salads Due to Possible Risk from Salmonella

Oct 14

Royal has not purchased or handled the product indicated in this recall alert. No illnesses have been reported as of the date of this alert.

Dole Fresh Vegetable is recalling a limited number of cases of 8-oz bags of Dole label spinach, coded A27409B & A27409A, with an Enjoy-By-Date of October 15, and UPC 7143000976. A positive sample of Salmonella was found in Michigan when the Michigan Dept. of Agriculture & Rural Development conducted a random sample test. This is an isolated instance and the recall affects product in retail stores in the following states: Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. No other Dole products or codes are affected by this recall.

OrganicGirl Issues Voluntary Recall on Baby Spinach with Cadmium

Sep 15

Royal has not purchased or handled the product indicated in this recall alert. No illnesses have been reported as of the date of this market report.

After a random test performed by the California Dept. of Public Health revealed elevated levels of cadmium, the producer of Baby Spinach, OrganicGirl Produce, LLC, initiated a voluntary recall. The recall includes 1,290 cases of its 5-oz baby spinach product. The cases were mainly distributed to the Midwestern and Western U.S. states.

Clamshell packed versions of this OrganicGirl product was distributed to the following states: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Utah. The product code is B030298-001B08S. The product is labeled with a date code of 9/13/15.

If you have questions or concerns, we urge you to contact OrganicGirl directly at 866-486-4939.

UPDATE: Voluntarily Recalls on Cucumbers due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

sep 14

Royal Food Service has not purchased or handled the products indicated in this recall alert.

Custom Produce is recalling cucumbers due to the possibility of contamination with Salmonella. The Fat Boy® brand of cucumbers were produced in Baja California and distributed in California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Texas. Unlabeled cucumbers packed in black reusable plastic containers (RPC) were sold in Nevada and are also covered by this recall alert.

Below is a list of the Fat Boy brand products and packaging. No other Fat Boy products are affected by this recall alert. The Fat Boy cucumbers were packed into the following:

  • Cucumber Carton 24s Fat Boy Label
  • Cucumber Carton Super Select Fat Boy Label
  • Cucumber Carton 6 count Fat Boy Label
  • Cucumber Carton 5 # Fat Boy Label
  • Possible Fat Boy Lot Codes: 93968, 94506, 94550, 94522, 94513, 93991
  • Reusable Plastic Containers (RPC):
  • Lot Code: (01) 1 0851821 22000 2 (10) 99
  • Item # 552678329

It has been confirmed that the recalled products were not sourced through the Pro*Act office in Monterey, California. Distributors in the affected states listed above have been contacted regarding whether or not these products were received through alternate channels and distributed to any Pro*Act customers. Only customers located in the states mentioned above should be concerned about this alert.

Custom Produce is working with health authorities on this recall which has resulted in 341 illnesses and 2 deaths reported across 30 states. They have contacted all customers who may have received the product.

The cucumbers were shipped in black, green, and red and craft colored cartons that read "Fat Boy Fresh Produce". This variety of cucumber is often called "slicer," or "American" with a dark green color. It's typically 7 to 10 inches in length and a diameter of 1.75" to 2.5".

Consumers who purchased this product are urged not to consume them, but should return them to be disposed of by the seller. If you have questions, please contact Custom Produce by visiting the company web site at www.customproducesales.com or by calling them at 559-254-5860.

Recall and Test Analysis of Cucumbers Tainted with Salmonella

Sep 8

Royal Food Service has not handled the produce items indicated in this product recall alert, nor purchased them from either vendor indicated.

There are two Salmonella outbreaks currently being reported on cucumbers. At this time, we do not know if they are associated.

The Defense Logistics Agency has begun taking steps to place a medical hold on cucumbers distributed by Coast Citrus, originating from Baja California, Mexico pending analysis.

Also, Andrew & Williamson Produce is issuing a voluntary recall of cucumbers for shipments from Aug. 1, 2015 to Sept. 3, 2015. At present, there are no traceability details (lot codes, pack sized, brands, states or regions of distribution). We will update you on this situation as further information becomes available.

Notice Regarding Puebla Mexico Cilantro Outbreak

Jul 28

All Cilantro from Puebla, Mexico is currently banned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to an outbreak of Cyclosporiasis, unless firms have been cleared by the FDA. At this time, no firms in Puebla are on the cleared supplier list.

Please be assured that none of Royal Food Services' sources are associated with this outbreak.

Feel free to contact us if have you have any questions or concerns (404.366.4299). To read more about this issue, visit the FDA web page: U.S.-Mexico Partnership Enhances the Safety of Fresh Cilantro.

Sun Rich Fresh Foods, Inc. Recalls Apple Slices

May 04

Royal Food Service has not purchased or handled the product in this recall alert announcement.

Sun Rich Foods is recalling apple slice products from markets in IL, IN, KY, MN, MO, OH, and WI because the product may be contaminated with Listeria. All of the recalled product had expiration dates of mid-March. The recall is limited to product produced out of the Brampton, Ontario, Canada facility.

For more information, please read the FDA press release.

Voluntary Recall of Granny Smith & Gala Apples Linked to Listeria


Royal Food Service has not purchased or handled the product indicated in this recall alert.

Illnesses have been reported, and up to five deaths may have been caused by this outbreak.

Bidart Bros,, a Shafter, California apple packing plant, has voluntarily recalled all of its 2014 shipments of Granny Smith and Gala apples due to possibly being linked to an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes found in caramel apples they sold to two commercial brands. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indicates is currently investigating 32 illnesses reported in 11 states, including the deaths. The states are Arizona, California, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

Consumers were warned by health officials in December 2014 to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to the illnesses. It is believed that caramel apples sold just before Halloween in 2014 were the source of the Listeria. Although the caramel apples have a shelf life of a month or more, they could still be on shelves and should be removed.

The FDA has indicated that some of the apples may have been solder under the brand names "Big B" and "Granny's Best" and possibly other brand names, and some with no branding.

For further information about this outbreak, visit the FDA's web site posting at FDA Article

Voluntary Recall on Bean Sprouts due to Possible Listeria Contamination


Royal Food Service has not handled or purchased this product.

No illness have been reported as of the posting of this alert.

Henry’s Farm Inc. of Woodford, Virginia is recalling several of their bean sprout products due to possible contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company is conducting a voluntary recall after contamination was discovered by the Virginia Dept. of Agriculture. The following products, primarily distributed to Asian specialty stores in Virginia and Maryland, are being recalled:

Natto Soybean Sprouts in clear, 1 lb packages, labeled as produced by Henry’s Farm Inc. Packages were not coded.

Bean Sprouts in clear, 2 lb packages labeled as distributed by Rhee Bros. Inc., Columbia, Maryland. Packages were not coded.

Soybean Sprouts in bulk (approx. 10 lbs) black plastic bags and labeled as produced by Henry’s Farm Inc. Packages were not coded.

Read Press Release (FDA)

Dozens Ill from Salmonella from Mung Bean Sprouts


Royal Food Service has not handled or purchased this product.

At least 63 illness have been reported as of the posting of this alert.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have reported illnesses across 10 states resulting from consumption of fresh sprouts produced by New York City supplier, Wonton Food Inc. The outbreak of illness is believed to have started on Sept. 30 and at least 63 people have reported illnesses in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The last reported shipment by the supplier of the contaminated mung bean sprouts was November 18. They have stopped production and are taking other actions to prevent further salmonella contamination. The FDA is continuing its investigation and will work with the supplier on corrective actions.

We encourage you to read further information on the web sites for the FDA and CDC. Please contact your Royal Sales Rep. if you have any questions or concerns.