Colruyt Group: the eggs on our shelves are safe

Halle, Belgium, 2017-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Our customers’ safety and health is our first and most important priority. Colruyt Group is closely monitoring the situation with regards to the current Fipronil contamination in the eggs. We continue asking our suppliers for supplementary analyses, as an extra control on top of the analyses that were done by the FASFC (Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain). In this way, we want to ensure that the eggs that are currently on our shelves, are safe.

For the moment, none of the Colruyt Group stores have the impacted lot numbers that are mentioned on the FASFC website on their shelves. This has been a fact in the past. Even though we were very fast in removing the affected lots from our shelves following the demand of the supplier, there is a possibility that a certain amount of customers have bought eggs of those specific lots (it concerns eggs of the brand Boni and Everyday). These clients can return those eggs to their stores, where they will be helped by our staff.

No implicated eggs for sale

The lot numbers of the eggs with excessive concentrations of Fipronil are mentioned on the website of the FASFC. Colruyt Group has none of these lot numbers for sale anymore. Some lot numbers of our safe eggs sometimes only differ by one digit from the lot numbers of the eggs with too much fipronil. To be on the safe side, we now removed all lots of those eggs (Boni and Everyday) from our shelves as well, in order to avoid further confusion among our customers.

Extra checks of our eggs

The eggs on our shelves have not only been screened by the FASFC. Colruyt Group has taken it a step further and asked our suppliers to supply extra analyses of their samples, and we are carrying out extra checks. In this way we have built in an additional guarantee for the safety of our customers. We monitor the situation and will examine whether extra measures are required. Today, the eggs on the shelves of the Colruyt Group stores are safe.

Contact:
Hanne Poppe
press@colruytgroup.com
+32 (0)2 363 55 45
+32 (0)473 92 45 10

Source: Colruyt Group

Texas Legend Foods recalls its Silver Star Chipotle Queso Dip due to undeclared cheese, milk and eggs

Austin, TX, 2017-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Texas Legend Foods of Austin, TX, is recalling its 16 ounce jars of Silver Star Chipotle Queso Dip because they contain undeclared cheese, milk and eggs. People who have allergies to cheese, milk and eggs run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled “Silver Star Chipotle Queso Dip” was distributed nationwide in retail stores.

The product comes in a 16 ounce clear glass jar marked with one of the following Lot #’s: 060AFV7A, 072AFV7A, 072AFV7B, 090AFV7A, 111AFV7A which is stamped on the top of the glass jar beneath the lid. UPC CODE #819993005394

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the milk, cheese and egg containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the milk, cheese and egg. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s production and packaging processes.

Production of the product has been suspended until FDA and the company are certain that the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased jars of “Silver Star Chipotle Queso Dip” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 512-461-0269 between 9 am-5 pm CST or email natalie@texaslegendfoods.com. Information may also be found on our website at www.silverstarsalsa.com

Consumers Contact:

Natalie Jardine
natalie@texaslegendfoods.com
512-461-0269

Source: FDA

Dunkin’ Donuts to switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs in its U.S. menu by 2025

CANTON, MA AND WASHINGTON, DC, 2015-12-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, with The Humane Society of the United States, today announced a commitment to source 100 percent cage-free eggs for eggs used in its U.S. menu by 2025. Earlier this year, the company announced its intent to source 10 percent of the eggs for U.S. breakfast sandwiches from cage-free sources by December 31, 2016.  According to The HSUS, Dunkin’ Donuts’ switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs will benefit approximately 1.4 million egg laying hens annually.

“We have a responsibility to ensure the humane treatment of animals, an issue we know is also important to both our franchisee community and our loyal guests,” said Christine Riley Miller, Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Dunkin’ Brands. “We are proud to continue our efforts towards sustainable sourcing, and are committed to our partnership with the Humane Society of the United States to help the egg industry eliminate the use of cages in our supply chain.”

According to Josh Balk, senior food policy director of The HSUS, “We’re pleased to see Dunkin’ Donuts exhibiting dedication to improving the lives of farm animals, and we applaud its decision to switch to exclusively using cage-free eggs. We look forward to continuing to work with the brand to achieve our mutual animal welfare goals.”

Additionally, the company has pledged to map its international supply chain to determine the feasibility of transitioning to 100 percent cage-free eggs on a global basis.

Dunkin’ Brands’ updated animal welfare policy can be found at http://www.dunkinbrands.com/responsibility/policies-and-statements. The company’s 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, Broadening Our Horizons, can be read or downloaded here: http://dun.kn/CSR2014Report.

About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for nine years running. The company has more than 11,500 restaurants in 40 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

About The Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated most effective by our peers. For 60 years, we have celebrated the protection of all animals and confronted all forms of cruelty. We are the nation’s largest provider of hands-on services for animals, caring for more than 100,000 animals each year, and we prevent cruelty to millions more through our advocacy campaigns. Read more about our 60 years of transformational change for animals, and visit us at humanesociety.org.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Lindsay Cronin
Phone: 781-737-5200
Email: lindsay.cronin@dunkinbrands.com

SOURCE: Dunkin’ Donuts