Kroger expands recall on Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination

Kroger expands recall on Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination

 

CINCINNATI, 2017-Jun-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (June 15, 2017) announced it has expanded the recall of its 12 oz. packages of Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  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 infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.  No customer illnesses have been reported to date.

In May, we were informed by the supplier that the macadamia nuts used in this product may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Routine sampling of a different item produced by the supplier for another company revealed positive Listeria monocytogenes results, and a subsequent investigation of the manufacturing environment discovered a contaminated piece of equipment.

The product comes in a 12 oz., clear plastic package marked with expiration dates of:  Dec. 09, 2017, Mar. 02, 2018, Mar. 03, 2018, or Apr. 07, 2018 stamped on the side. Product was distributed between 12/9/2016 to 6/13/2017.  Kroger has removed the following item from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Product UPC Code Size
Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts 11110-02478 Sell By:
Dec. 09 2017
Mar. 02 2018
Mar. 03 2018
Apr. 07 2018
12 oz.

Kroger has expanded this recall to include all stores nationwide under the following names: Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, City Market, Smith’s, Dillons, Baker’s, Gerbes, Jay C, Ruler Foods, Pay Less, Pick ‘N Save, Copps, Metro Market, Owen’s and QFC.

Customers who have purchased any of the products described above should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

Customers who have questions may contact Kroger at 1-800-KROGERS, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. ET to 12:00 a.m. ET, and Saturday through Sunday 8:00 a.m. ET to 9:00 p.m. ET.

Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 443,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to our 2,255 pharmacies, 784 convenience stores, 319 fine jewelry stores, 220 retail health clinics, 1,445 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

Consumers Contact:
1-800-KROGERS

Media Contact:
Kristal Howard
(513) 762-1304

Source: FDA

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Vulto Creamery recalls soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination

Vulto Creamery recalls soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination

 

Walton, New York, 2017-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Vulto Creamery, Walton, New York, is recalling all lots of Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses  out of an abundance of caution due to testing result from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), which found Ouleout lot # 617 positive for Listeria monocytogenes and New York Department of Agriculture and Markets finding the possible contamination of Ouleout lot #623.   Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women 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, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women.

Product photos of all four cheese items being recalled along with a brief description are shown.  If you have any of this soft, wash-rind raw-milk cheese, please do not consume it.  The soft raw milk cheeses were distributed nationwide, with most being sold at retail locations in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States, California, Chicago, Portland and Washington, DC.

Consumers that have any of these soft raw milk cheeses from Vulto Creamery should return the cheese to the purchase location for a refund.  Food and cheese wholesalers and retailers with any of the Vulto Creamery soft, wash-rind raw milk cheeses on hand should immediately remove these products from common storage coolers and quarantine these cheeses in a secured area of a cooler.  Any wholesaler or distributor that has any of the four cheeses should contact Vulto Creamery to receive instructions on what to do with the cheese.  No recalled cheese should be destroyed until Vulto Creamery has been notified and
agrees.

The production of  the product has been suspended while FDA and the company  continue to investigate the source of the problem.  If you have any questions or seek additional information, please call 607-222-3995 during our normal hours of operations (Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ET) or email us at vultocreamery@gmail.com.

Consumers Contact:

Vulto Creamery
vultocreamery@gmail.com
(607) 222-3995

Source: FDA

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Product recall: Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination

Product recall: Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination
Product recall: Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination

 

Chicago, IL, 2016-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts is voluntarily being recalled due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination from Aspen Hills, Inc. Cookie Dough Pieces.

This issue was identified when Aspen Hills, the supplier of the cookie dough pieces used as an ingredient in Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts, reported positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes. We immediately began an investigation and are voluntarily taking this action as a precautionary measure.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that 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.

There have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this issue to date.

The recall is for approximately 100,000 cases of Weight Watchers Smart OnesChocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts.

No other sizes, varieties or code dates of Weight Watchers Smart Ones products are included in this recall.

The following is being recalled:

Product Size Name of Product Individual Package  Lot Code
Best When Used By Code Date
Individual Package UPC
4 Pack Weight Watchers Smart One’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae Best if Used by 12/28/2016   MS5M01A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 12/28/2016   MS5M02A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 12/28/2016    MS5M07A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used By 12/28/2016    MS5M08A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 01/28/2017    MS6A18A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 01/28/2017   MS6A19A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 01/28/2017   MS6A20A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 02/28/17    MS6B15A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 02/28/17    MS6B16A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 02/28/17   MS6B17A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 03/28/2017  &MS6C28A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 03/28/2017    MS6C29A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 03/28/2017   MS6C30A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used By 05/28/2017    MS6E10A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used By 06/28/2017    MS6F27A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used By 06/28/2017    MS6F28A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used By 06/28/2017    MS6F29A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 07/28/2017    MS6G28A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used By 07/28/2017  MS6G25 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used By 07/28/2017    MS6G26 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used By 07/28/2017    MS6G27 0 2580002329 5

 

We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed.

Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it. They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers can also contact 1-866-572-3805. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern, for a full refund.

This product was distributed to retailers in the U.S. only.

Consumers Contact:
Kraft Heinz
1-866-572-3805

Media Contact:
Lynne Galia
lynne.galia@kraftheinzcompany.com
847-646-4396

Source: FDA

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