Seattle Gourmet Foods recalls Dilettante Chocolates Espresso Blend, Espresso Beans may contain undeclared almonds

Seattle Gourmet Foods recalls Dilettante Chocolates Espresso Blend, Espresso Beans may contain undeclared almonds

 

Kent, Washington, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seattle Gourmet Foods of Kent, Washington is recalling 127 cases of Costco item # 2335, Dilettante Chocolates Espresso Blend, Espresso Beans in Semisweet, Milk and White Chocolate, because it may contain undeclared almonds.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Dilettante Chocolates Espresso Blend was distributed to Costco Business Centers located in Lynnwood, Washington and Tukwila, Washington, and Costco Northwest located in Salt Lake City, Utah between August 22, 2017 and November 9, 2017.

The product is packaged in a clear plastic bag, net weight 5-pounds and has the UPC 37041 05211.  The affected product is labeled as Dilettante Chocolates Espresso Blend, Item# 2335, Lot Code 12287, and has the Best By 021619.

There have been no any illnesses or deaths reported to date in consumption of the recalled product. No other Dilettante packaged products are affected.

The recall was initiated after the firm discovered the chocolate covered almonds were mixed and packaged with the Dilettante Espresso Blend.  Product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of almonds.

Seattle Gourmet Foods is deeply sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused to our customers and has implemented a more standardized control of blending procedures to avoid errors like this in the future.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds should not consume the recalled product and should return Dilettante Chocolates Espresso Blend to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-206-957-9834 from 5:00am to 3:30pm PST on Monday to Friday.

Consumers Contact:

 1-206-957-9834

Media Contact:

Laura Henry
laura@seattlegourmetfoods.com
206-957-9834

Source: FDA

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NOW Health Group recalls certain Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Roasted Cashew Butter and Ginger Wasabi Cashew Butter

NOW Health Group recalls certain Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Roasted Cashew Butter and Ginger Wasabi Cashew Butter

Silver Spring, MD, 2017-May-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling its Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Roasted Cashew Butter – Product Code E0540, Lot# 2125155, and Ginger Wasabi Cashew Butter – Product Code E0541, Lot# 2124118 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

A limited quantity of Nutty Infusions were distributed online and in retail stores nationwide.

Recalled products include:

Item Number Description Lot Number Best By    Date
E0540 Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Roasted Cashew Butter, 10 oz. plastic jars  2125155     2/19
E0541 Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Ginger Wasabi Cashew Flavor, 10 oz. plastic jars  2124118      3/19

No other Ellyndale® products are affected or are involved in this recall. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Evidence of contamination was noted after a routine FDA inspection of the Nutty Infusions supplier.

The production of the product has been suspended while FDA and NOW continue to investigate the source of the problem.

NOW has provided information on this voluntary recall to all its retailers who purchased this product and has encouraged retailers to make every effort to contact their customers to facilitate the return of affected products.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled Nutty Infusions should stop using the product immediately and return it to place of purchase for a full refund. Receipt is not required for refund. Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact NOW’s Customer Service Department by phone at 888-NOW-FOODS (888-669-3663) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central time.

SOURCE: FDA

Contact:

Media
Alana Horinko
Alana.horinko@nowfoods.com
630-545-9098

NGA releases statement after OMB directed FDA to re-examine the menu labeling regulation

Arlington, VA, 2017-May-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Greg Ferrara, senior vice president of government relations and public affairs at the National Grocers Association (NGA), today (May 1, 2017) released the following statement after the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to re-examine the menu labeling regulation that had been scheduled to be implemented on May 5, 2017:

“The menu labeling law, as originally passed by Congress, was intended to cover chain restaurants. But unlike chain restaurants, supermarkets operate in a variety of formats without standard menu items.  Instead, many prepared food items sold in their stores are tailored to the community, and recipes, even for the same item, sometimes vary from store to store based on customer needs and demands.

“While chain independent supermarkets are committed to providing consumers with information, implementation of this regulation would be one of the most expensive regulations for the supermarket industry with estimates exceeding $1 billion. We applaud the Administration for acting swiftly to address the concerns of Main Street grocers and look forward to working with the FDA on important fixes to the regulation that will provide independent supermarkets with flexibility to be able to provide consumers with this information and protection from frivolous lawsuits as they work to implement this regulation in-store.

“We are also committed to continuing to work with our champions in Congress to pass the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (H.R. 772 / S. 261) to ensure these reforms are codified into law.”

Contact:

Tel: (703) 516-0700
Fax:  (703) 516-0115

Source: NGA

La Granja INC recalls Hand crafted Paleteria, Mango Flavored Ice cream that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis

La Granja INC recalls Hand crafted Paleteria, Mango Flavored Ice cream that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis

Silver Spring, MD, 2017-Apr-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — La Granja INC of Doraville Georgia is recalling 4000 units of Hand crafted Paleteria, Mango Flavored Ice cream, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms pain and diarrhea. Long term complications can include severe arthritis.

The ice cream was distributed in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina through retail stores, by direct delivery.

The popsicle comes in a clear bag with La Granja logo, Mango Flavor Ice Cream and the dates of expiration are 210218 (February 21, 2018) and 280218 (February 28, 2018). UPC code 0010439212.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was a result of a routine sampling program by The Georgia Department of Agriculture. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as the FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what cause the problem. Consumers who have purchased La Granja Ice cream are urged to return it to the place of purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact La Granja INC 770-263-1060. Monday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm, E.T.

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SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Consumers:

La Granja INC
 770-263-1060

The Body Shot Bar voluntarily recalls Step 2 60 gold capsule due to undeclared Sibutramine

Silver Spring, MD, 2016-Jun-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Body Shot Bar is voluntarily recalling all lots distributed March 1- May 6 2016 of Step 2 60 gold capsule (350MG per) capsules to the consumer level. Step 2 has been found positive for Sibutramine after FDA sampling and testing.

Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010. 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. Phenolphthalein is an ingredient previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it is not currently approved for marketing in the United States. Health risks associated with phenolphthalein could include potentially serious gastrointestinal disturbances, irregular heartbeat, and cancer with long-term use. These undeclared ingredients make these products unapproved new drugs for which safety and efficacy have not been established. These products may also interact in life-threatening ways with other medications a consumer may be taking.

The Body Shot Bar has not received any complaints to date. The Body Shot Bar has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall. 06/04/2016

The product is used as a weight loss dietary supplement and is packaged in a white bottle in blue and gold.  The affected Step 2 lots include the following expiration date 7/30/2017. Product was distributed nationwide to consumers via www.thebodyshotbar.com

The Body Shot Bar is notifying its customers by Email and is arranging for return. Consumers that have recalled Step 2 should stop using and discard.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact The Body Shot Bar by phone (910)-849-3348 or thebodyshotbarinfo@yahoo.com on Monday thru Friday 10:00am to 5:30pm EST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

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.

or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Contact

Consumers

thebodyshotbarinfo@yahoo.com
(910)-849-3348

Media

Tiffany Braswell
(910)-849-3348

Rucker’s Makin’ Batch Candies voluntarily recalls certain Dollywood Cajun Mix cello bag due to the potential presence of Listeria Monocytogenes

Silver Spring, MD, 2016-Jun-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rucker’s Makin’ Batch Candies, Inc. of Bridgeport, IL is voluntarily recalling the specific code dates listed below of Dollywood Cajun Mix cello bag, due to the potential presence of Listeria Monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although, healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The affected product is packaged in 9 oz. clear bag with Dollywood Theme Park label, UPC 4900005033302. This only affects packages with best by codes ranging from 01/23/16 thru 11/11/16. The product is distributed at Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Please note, no illnesses have been reported to date.

Rucker’s Makin’ Batch Candies, Inc. initiated the recall after being notified by our supplier that sunflower kernels used in the Cajun Mix were recalled for potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

DO NOT CONSUME this product. Customers whom wish to receive a refund for unused portions or have questions, may contact Rucker’s Makin’ Batch Candies, Inc. at 618-945-7778 or 888-622-2639 Mon-Fri. 8:00 am – 4:00 pm CST, or email – ericf7@ruckerscandy.com

Contact

Consumers

Rucker’s Makin’ Batch Candies, Inc.
  ericf7@ruckerscandy.com
 618-945-7778 or 888-622-2639

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Rucker’s Makin’ Batch Candies voluntarily recalls certain Dollywood Cajun Mix cello bag due to the potential presence of Listeria Monocytogenes

Rucker’s Makin’ Batch Candies voluntarily recalls certain Dollywood Cajun Mix cello bag due to the potential presence of Listeria Monocytogenes

Quaker Oats: Second voluntary recall of all Quaker® Quinoa Granola Bars

Silver Spring, MD, 2016-Jun-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., today announced a second voluntary recall of all Quaker® Quinoa Granola Bars, as a result of further sunflower kernel contamination found by ingredient supplier SunOpta.

On May 16, 2016, Quaker took the cautionary measure to issue the voluntary recall on a small quantity of their Quinoa Bars that were potentially impacted by sunflower kernels received from  SunOpta that were potentially contaminated withListeria monocytogenes (L.mono).

L.mono is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Since May 16, SunOpta has conducted additional testing on sunflower kernels that extended beyond the original dates of concern provided. That testing is complete and as a result, out of an abundance of caution and care for the consumer, Quaker has made the decision to expand the initial recall.

The products were distributed nationwide and the company is now recalling all of the following Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars:

  • 6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Chocolate Nut Medley with UPC code 30000 32241 and Best Before Dates before 11/15/16.
  • 6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Yogurt, Fruit & Nut with UPC 30000 32243 and Best Before Dates before 11/15/16.

Pictures of the products are available on www.quakeroats.com.

Consumers who have purchased this particular product are urged to dispose of or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. They can also direct any questions to 800-856-5781, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (EST), or find more information at  www.quakeroats.com.

At this time there are no other Quaker products involved in this situation. The company is working closely with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and SunOpta to further investigate this issue and ensure it has been contained.

Contact

Consumers
800-856-5781

Media
Laura Ude
Laura.Ude@pepsico.com
(312)821-2039

Voluntary Recall of Meadow Gold Dairy’s Whipping Cream and Half and Half in Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming and Utah

Impacts States Including Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming and Utah

Boise, Idaho, 2016-Jun-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Meadow Gold Dairy plant in Boise is voluntarily recalling Meadow Gold brand Old Style Whipping Cream and Meadow Gold DairyPure brand Whipping Cream and Half and Half due to insufficient pasteurization. It is possible that pathogens present in raw milk, including Salmonella, Campylobacter, Listeria, and/or E. coli, may have survived and, if ingested, could cause serious or life threatening issues. Meadow Gold Dairy has received no reports of illnesses related to the affected product to date and is removing the product from the market.

Distribution of the affected product was limited in scope. Therefore, consumers should only be concerned with products carrying the following Individual Universal Product Codes (UPCs) and plant code 16-05:

Size Name UPC # Code Date Plant Code
Pint Meadow Gold “Old Style” Whipping Cream 1570013313 06-24-16 16-05
Half Pint Meadow Gold DairyPure Whipping Cream 1570010018 06-24-16 16-05
Quart Meadow Gold DairyPure Whipping Cream 1570013210 06-24-16 16-05
Quart Meadow Gold DairyPure Half and Half 4190007913 06-17-16 16-05
Gallon Meadow Gold DairyPure Whipping Cream 1570016615 06-24-16 16-05

No other Meadow Gold Dairy products are affected by this recall.

The recall involves approximately 10,000 units of the affected product, which was distributed in four states including Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming and Utah through numerous retail outlets and food service settings. The company is actively notifying customers and is in the process of retrieving the affected product.

During a routine records review, we discovered that the product may have been under-processed. Meadow Gold Dairy has ceased distribution of the affected product and recovery is actively underway. Consumers who have this product should not consume it. They should discard it and may return the product package to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions can contact the Company at 1-800-587-2259 Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm central time.

The Idaho Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dairying and the Food and Drug Administration have been notified of this recall.

Contact

Consumers
Meadow Gold Dairy
1-800-587-2259

Media

Sayeda Mahler
214-721-7766

SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration