Recalls are being conducted of two brands of white bread and a weight-loss product obtained in South America.
Unified Grocers is recalling Mariegold Baking White Bread (24 oz) and Vallarta Premium White Bread (24 oz) because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Mariegold Baking and Vallarta breadsare distributed by Unified Grocers and other distributors to select independently-owned and operated retail grocery stores in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
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The following code dates are affected by this recall: Feb. 2, Feb. 3 and Feb. 5.
(The product’s code date can be found on the plastic tab that is used to “close” the bag.)
Mariegold Baking White Bread – 24 oz (UPC# 0-25202-78011-6)
Vallarta Premium White Bread – 24 oz (UPC# 6-65782-00082-4)
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that certain Mariegold Baking and Vallarta breads were distributed in packaging that omitted milk from the ingredient statement. The labeling issue has since been corrected and the affected Mariegold Baking and Vallarta products are now in full compliance with all federal, state and local labeling regulations.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact Mike Anthony at Unified Grocers at 323-881-4045 (M-F 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PDT).
Weight loss supplement
Godi International, Corp., located in South Florida is announcing a recall of Fruta Planta weight loss dietary supplements because the products contain Sibutramine an undeclared drug ingredient. The FDA lab analysis of the dietary supplements found the Authentic Formula Fruta Planta to contain 18 mg of Sibutramine. No illnesses or injuries have been reported to Godi International, Corp in connection with these products.
Sibutramine is an FDA approved drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss. This poses a potential threat to consumers because Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.
All lots of the Fruta Planta and Reduce Weight Fruta Planta Dietary Supplement Products are being recalled.
The following recalled products contain the active pharmaceutical ingredient Sibutramine:
• Fruta Planta; 30 Capsules/Box.
• Reduce Weight Fruta Planta; 30 Capsules/Box with Gold sticker.
• Reduce Weight Fruta Planta; 30 Capsules/Box.
The Products listed above were sold and distributed to Colombia and Venezuela. It is possible that a traveler could purchase the product in Colombia or Venezuela and bring it into the U.S. Godi International, Corp wants all consumers to know that there is NO SAFE formula on the market and that all versions of Fruta Planta contain Sibutramine. All versions of the formula are UNSAFE and should not be purchased from any source.
Godi International, Corp. has taken this voluntary action because it is committed to providing accurate information to all customers and is concerned for the health and safety of all users of Fruta Planta. Godi International, Corp, is working with the FDA in the recall process. We sincerely regret any inconvenience the recall may cause customers.
Customers are advised to immediately discontinue use and discard the above products in a sealed container where children and animals cannot gain access to it. Customers with questions may contact us Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, EST at 954-272-6188.
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
• Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm9
• Regular Mail: use postage-paid, pre-addressed Form FDA 3500 available at: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm10. Mail
to address on the pre-addressed form.
• Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178