Harris Teeter hosts in-store donation card campaign as part of its participation in the “Million Meals Challenge”

Company and Universities Collect Donations and Raise Awareness for Hunger Relief

MATTHEWS, N.C., 2016-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter, in collaboration with the Big 4 ACC schools and the NC Association of Feeding America Foods Banks, is participating in the “Million Meals Challenge” – a banner initiative focused on generating yearlong support from Duke, NC State, UNC and Wake Forest students, fans, alumni and campus communities. As part of this challenge, the company is hosting an in-store donation card campaign from Feb. 15, 2016 through Feb. 29, 2016 in all N.C. and select S.C. stores.

Shoppers and associates will be asked to donate $1, $3, or $5 at checkout to support local food banks throughout North Carolina and help the NC Association of Feeding America Foods Banks with providing one-million meals to community members-in-need. Harris Teeter stores immediately surrounding the participating universities will also host an in-store food drive as part of the “Million Meals Challenge” programming.

“Harris Teeter recognizes hunger affects millions of Americans including hard-working adults, children, veterans and seniors,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “In an effort to aid in hunger relief, the Company is proud to offer its shoppers and associates a convenient way to help fight hunger through participation in the Million Meals Challenge. The contributions made through these efforts will allow our food bank partners to support the community members they serve.”

Each school will be reaching out individually to their respective student body, alumni and campus communities to help donate their time, money and/or food in support of the “The Million Meals Challenge”. Various on-campus events, as well as activities led by student groups, will be held to accept food donations and contribute to the overall initiative throughout the year.

For additional details about the campaign and to donate funds supporting one of the four universities, visit http://ncfoodbanks.org/million-meals-challenge/. Monetary donations are made online, and food donations can be made at one of the select Harris Teeter locations.

About North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks
The North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks is a strategic alliance of the six food banks and one food recovery organization in North Carolina who also belong to Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief charity. The North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks is a 501(c) (3) tax exempt charitable nonprofit organization.

SOURCE:  Harris Teeter, Inc.

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Harris Teeter hosts in-store donation card campaign as part of its participation in the “Million Meals Challenge”

FSIS: Canyon Creek Soup Co. recalls meatball soup products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection

WASHINGTON, 2016-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Canyon Creek Soup Co., an Edmonton, AB, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 7,275 pounds of meatball soup products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.

The soup kit containing broth with meatballs, rice noodles, sriracha packets, and hoisin packets were imported on Jan. 29, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]

  • 291 Cases – containing ten 2.56 lb. plastic soup package kits labeled “Vietnamese inspired Pho Bo Vein” containing broth with meatballs, rice noodles, sriracha packets, and hoisin packets bearing package code 16AL20 or 16AL24.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 422” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail outlets in California.

The problem was discovered when a Customs and Border Protection official notified FSIS personnel that the items had been shipped without inspection.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Terry Alty at (780) 463-2991.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.

 

Congressional and Public Affairs
Benjamin Bell
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

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FSIS: Canyon Creek Soup Co. recalls meatball soup products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection

FSIS: Canyon Creek Soup Co. recalls meatball soup products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection