Colruyt: OKay and OKay Compact recall pita meat due to presence of salmonella

Halle, Belgium, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — During microbiological quality controls in our laboratory, salmonella was found in pita meat. For this reason, OKay and OKay Compact decided to remove this product from the shelves in consultation with the FASFC (Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain).

Colruyt and OKay ask their customers not to consume this product and to return it to the store. The product will be refunded. Meanwhile, the product has been removed from the shelves in all the stores.

Possible symptoms of Salmonella infection

Possible symptoms of Salmonella infection are fever, stomach cramps and diarrhoea. These symptoms usually occur within 12 to 48 hours after the infection.

The symptoms usually last 4 to 7 days and most people recover without specific treatment. Young children, pregnant women, people with decreased immunity and elderly people are risk groups. For them, the symptoms may be more serious and result in hospitalisation.

If you have eaten this pita meat and have these symptoms, consult your family doctor.

Product description:

Pita meat 500 g

Article number: 37578
Best before date: 2/9/2017
Sales period: 25/8 to 29/8/2017
Type of packaging: transparent plate with foil
Manufacturer: Colruyt Group Fine Food Meat, Bilkenveld 3, 1500 Halle

Customers can call 02 345 2345 for more information.

FAQ

I have bought this product. What do I do?
Do not consume the article. Return it to your store and we will refund it.

What if I have already eaten it?
Possible symptoms of Salmonella infection are fever, stomach cramps and diarrhoea. These symptoms usually occur within 12 to 48 hours after exposure.

The symptoms usually last 4 to 7 days and most people recover without specific treatment. Young children, pregnant women, people with decreased immunity and elderly people are risk groups. For them, the symptoms may be more serious and result in hospitalisation.

If you have eaten this pita meat and have these symptoms, consult your family doctor.

Where can I get more information?
Call our customer service at 02 345 23 45.

This message was drawn up in consultation with the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC).

Contact: 

Hanne Poppe
Press officer Colruyt Group
Tel.: 0473 92 45 10

Source: Colruyt Group

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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Publix Super Markets recall Publix Deli Artichoke and Spinach Dip due possible contamination of small glass fragments

Publix Super Markets recall Publix Deli Artichoke and Spinach Dip due possible contamination of small glass fragments

 

Lakeland, Florida, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Deli Artichoke and Spinach Dip due to the possibility of the product containing small glass fragments.

The 16 oz. artichoke and spinach dip was sold at Publix stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina , Alabama and Tennessee with a UPC of  000-41415-15961, and a use-by-date of  May 16 A1 and May 16 C1,which is printed on the lid of the container. The product in question is found in the refrigerated cases in the deli.

“As part of our commitment to food safety, potentially impacted product has been removed from all store shelves,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. “We were made aware of potentially impacted product through customer complaints.  Consumers who have purchased the product in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund. Publix customers with additional questions may call our Customer Care department at 1-800-242-1227 or visit our website at www.publix.com. Customers can also contact the US Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366).”

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 190,000 employees, with 2016 sales of $34 billion. Currently Publix has 1,146 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 20 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.

Consumers Contact:
1-800-242-1227

Media Contact:
Maria Brous
863-680-5339

Source: FDA

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USDA FSIS Issues Public Health Alert on ready-to-eat fried chicken and pork sausage products produced by Pinnacle Foods, Inc.

WASHINGTON, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that frozen ready-to-eat fried chicken and pork sausage products produced by Pinnacle Foods, Inc., a Jackson, Tenn. establishment, may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Pinnacle Foods, Inc. has already recalled these products in its recall of its Food and Drug Administration-regulated products. FSIS is issuing this Public Health Alert out of the utmost of caution to ensure consumers are aware that these products, that bear the FSIS mark of inspection detailed below, are subject to the Pinnacle Foods, Inc. recall.

The frozen ready-to-eat fried chicken and pork sausage items were produced from Feb. 4, 2016 to May 4, 2017. The following products are subject to the public health alert:

  • 5.5-oz. individual frozen microwavable dinners containing French toast and a pork sausage patty with “Aunt Jemima FRENCH TOAST AND SAUSAGE” printed on the label and bearing UPC code 051000063915.
  • 16-oz. individual frozen microwavable dinners containing a waffle and a fried chicken piece with “HUNGRY-MAN Selects BONELESS FRIED CHICKEN & WAFFLES” printed on the label and bearing UPC code 658276202903.

The products bear establishment number “EST. 9132” or “P-138” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when the company notified FSIS that results from environmental samples received May 1, 2017 were preliminary for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections can occur in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

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. FSIS will conduct recall effectiveness checks for these FSIS-regulated products identified in the company’s recall notice posted by FDA.

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 10 a.m. to 6 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.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact:

Consumer Contact:
Pinnacle Foods Consumer Care
1-888-299-7646
Hours: Daily between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time

Media Contact:
Sarah Tremallo
908-249-2327
mediainquiries@pinnaclefoods.com

Source: USDA

Schnuck Markets recalls fresh ground beef purchased the morning of May 2 from its Des Peres, Mo. store

DES PERES, Mo., 2017-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Schnuck Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling fresh ground beef purchased the morning of May 2 from its Des Peres, Mo. store located at 12332 Manchester Road (63131). The recall was initiated after a store teammate discovered metal shavings in the grind.

This recall includes fresh ground beef labeled as:

90/10 Fresh Ground Sirloin

               73/27 Ground Beef

               90/10 Fine Ground

               80/20

               Fine Ground Chuck

               Ground Round

Any Des Peres Schnucks customer who purchased fresh ground beef between 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. the morning of May 2 may return the product to the Des Peres store for a full refund or exchange.

This is an isolated incident and no other stores are affected.

SOURCE: Schnucks

Customers with questions may contact the Schnucks Consumer Affairs department at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.

 

Giant Food announces recall of select Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to potential Salmonella contamination

Landover, Md., 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by Frito Lay, Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale select Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to potential Salmonella contamination in the jalapeno seasoning.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Frito Lay 2 Go Bold Mix, 18.4 oz., UPC 2840064666 with a “use by” date of JUN 20 or prior
  • Lays Kettle Cooked Variety Pack, 10.2 oz., UPC 2840062930 with a “use by” date of JUN 20 or prior
  • Lays Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Jalapeno, 2.75 oz., UPC 2840043783 with a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or prior
  • Lays Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Jalapeno, 13.5 oz., UPC 2840063218 with a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or prior
  • Lays Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Jalapeno, 8 oz., UPC 2840037185 with a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or prior

Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.

Customers who have purchased these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Frito Customer Service at 800-406-0096. In addition, customers may call Giant Food Customer Service at 888-469-4426 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for more information. Customers can also visit the Giant Food website at www.giantfood.com

About Giant Food, LLC
Giant Food, LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 169 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 169 stores are 160 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant visit www.giantfood.com.

 

SOURCE: Giant Food, LLC,

Contact:
Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

PRODUCT RECALL: Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella

PRODUCT RECALL: Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella

 

Plano, Texas, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Frito-Lay today (April 21, 2017) announced it is voluntarily recalling select Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

This action is the direct result of a supplier’s recent recall of a seasoning blend which includes jalapeño powder that could contain Salmonella. Although no Salmonella was found in the seasoning supplied to Frito-Lay, the company has decided to recall these products out of an abundance of caution.

No illness related to this matter has been confirmed to date.

The products covered by this recall were distributed in retail stores and via foodservice, vending and other channels throughout the U.S.

The specific recalled product information is listed below:

  • All sizes of the following two products that have a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or prior printed on the front upper panel of the package:
    • Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips
    • Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips
  • All of the following multipack offerings that have a “use by” date of JUN 20 or prior printed on the multipack package. In addition, a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or prior is printed on the front upper panel of the individual recalled product packages inside each multipack offering. Any other products or flavors contained in these multipacks are not being recalled.
    • 12 count Lay’s Kettle Cooked Multipack Sack
    • 20 count Frito-Lay Bold Mix Sack
    • 30 count Miss Vickie’s Multipack Tray
    • 30 count Lay’s Kettle Cooked Multipack Tray
    • 32 count Miss Vickie’s Multipack Box

No other flavors of Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips or Miss Vickie’s potato chips are impacted or being recalled. Jalapeño Cheddar Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked 40% Less Fat potato chips are not impacted or being recalled.

Consumers who have purchased these recalled products are advised not to consume them. Frito-Lay is working with the FDA on this recall to ensure the recalled products are removed from store shelves and are no longer distributed.

Consumers can contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 866-272-9393 for additional information from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Representative product images can be found at fritolay.com. For product reimbursement, consumers can visit www.jalapenochiprecall.com.

Consumers Contact:

866-272-9393 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST)

Source: FDA

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Request Foods, Inc. recalls burrito products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens

Request Foods, Inc. recalls burrito products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens

WASHINGTON, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Request Foods, Inc., a Holland, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 30,537 pounds of burrito products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products are mislabeled as a chicken with cheese and bean burrito but contain an egg and sausage burrito product. The product contains egg and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

The frozen burrito items were produced on Dec. 19, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]

  • 6 oz. plastic package containing “ATKINS CHICKEN WITH CHEESE AND BEAN BURRITO” with a “Best By” date of Dec. 19, 2017.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-17644” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered after the firm received a consumer complaint.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness 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 that 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 with questions about the recall can contact Consumer Affairs at (844) 342-3400. Media with questions about the recall can contact Tom Lindell, Vice President of Public Affairs, at (612) 305-6149.

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 10 a.m. to 6 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
Julie Schwartz
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

SOURCE: USDA

Fresh Express announces precautionary recall of limited number of Organic Marketside Spring Mix salad

Orlando, Fla, 2017-Apr-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fresh Express is announcing a precautionary recall of a limited number of cases of Organic Marketside Spring Mix.

The item subject to the recall is 5 oz. Organic Marketside Spring Mix marketed in a clear container with production code G089B19 and best-if-used-by date of APR 14, 2017 located on the front label, and UPC code 6 8113132897 5 located on the bottom of the container. The recalled salads were distributed only to Walmart stores located in the Southeastern region of the United States.

The recall was necessitated when Fresh Express was notified that extraneous animal matter was allegedly found in a single container of the salad. Out of an abundance of caution, all salads manufactured in the same production run are being recalled.

No other Marketside salads are included in the recall. Fresh Express salads are not subject to a recall.

Walmart acted quickly to remove the product from store shelves.

Consumers who may have already purchased the recalled product should discard and not consume it. A full refund is available where purchased or by calling the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center toll-free at (800) 242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time.

Upon receiving notification, both Walmart and Fresh Express food safety and rapid response teams, in close coordination with regulatory authorities, acted immediately to review all relevant records, launch an intensive investigation and initiate product removal and recall procedures.

Fresh Express takes matters of food safety very seriously and rigorously complies with all food safety regulations including the proscribed Good Agricultural Practices. In addition, a range of stringent controls are in place during growing and harvesting to mitigate against field material from entering the raw product system. In manufacturing, additional controls including thorough washing and filtration systems as well as visual inspections that are designed to eliminate unwanted debris.

Recalled Product Details

  • Organic Marketside Spring Mix – 5 oz. clear container
  • Production Code of G089B19 and best-if-used-by date of APR 14 2017, located on the top label
  • UPC Code of 6 8113132897 5 located on the bottom of the container next to the bar code

Recalled Product Distribution

Fresh Express Precautionary Recall, 5 oz. Organic Marketside Spring Mix
(No other Marketside Salads and No Fresh Express Salads are included in this recall)

Brand PRODUCT NAME SIZE UPC PRODUCTION CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE POSSIBLE DISTRIBUTION STATES
Marketside Organic Spring Mix 5 oz. 6 8113132897 5 G089B19 APR 14 2017 AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, VA,

Consumers Contact:

Fresh Express
(800) 242-5472

Walmart
(800) WAL-MART

Media Contact:

Fresh Express
Donna Watkins
(512) 848-1698

Walmart
(800) 331-0085

Source: FDA

Biery Cheese Co. expands the recall of specialty cheese due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes

Biery Cheese Co. expands the recall of specialty cheese due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes

Silver Spring, MD, 2017-Mar-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Biery Cheese Co. is voluntarily expanding the recall of specialty cheese due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, IN notified Biery Cheese Co. that a specialty Pepper Marble Jack cheese they supplied to Biery must be recalled due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogens.  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.

Out of an abundance of caution, Biery Cheese is also recalling the products listed below because they were packaged on the same line as the affected cheese. In addition to recalling the below cheese products, Biery Cheese announced that out of a concern for the health and well-being of Biery customers it has terminated its relationship with Deutsch Kase Haus.

On 03-07-17 the firm was notified by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, IN that they supplied Biery Cheese with Pepper Marble Jack cheese that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  No illnesses have been confirmed to date.

Products affected are:

 Brand  Description  Product Size  UPC Code  Sell By Date
GFS Monterey Jack Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers 1.5 lb. 0 93901 77758 4 07/19/17

07/20/17

The products were distributed between February 7, 2017 and February 10, 2017.  These products were packaged at Biery Cheese Company in Louisville, Ohio and distributed to distribution centers located in the States of: Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Customers who have purchased the cheese product listed above from the affected sell by dates or any unreadable date codes are urged not to consume it and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Biery Cheese Co at 1-800-243-3731 Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm EST.

We deeply regret any inconvenience or concern this issue has caused. Biery Cheese is committed to food safety and providing our customers with the highest quality products. We are monitoring this issue to ensure the situation is resolved in a timely manner, and are working in full cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration to investigate this issue.

SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Consumers

Biery Cheese Co
 1-800-243-3731

Media
 330-875-3381

Lakeview Cheese and Bashas’ Family of Stores recall Colby cheese due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes

Lakeview Cheese and Bashas’ Family of Stores recall Colby cheese due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes

 

Middlebury, Indiana, 2017-Feb-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Out of an abundance of caution and with an emphasis on customers’ wellness and safety, Lakeview Cheese and Bashas’ Family of Stores are proactively recalling various types of Colby cheese due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. It’s important to note that no illnesses have been reported to date.

The affected products were manufactured by Guggisberg Cheese, Inc. and by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana. The affected products were distributed by Las Vegas-based Lakeview Cheese to Bashas’ Family of Stores, and sold in Bashas’ and Food City supermarkets’ Arizona meat departments under the grocery brands’ private label.

The recall consists of nine Colby cheese products, including fixed-weight and bulk- cut, random-weight items. The products being voluntarily recalled are:

Food City Colby Longhorn Cheese 12 oz.
Food City Colby Jack Cheese 12 oz.
Food City Colby Monterey Cheese 12 oz.
Random Weight Longhorn Colby Cheese
Random Weight Cut Co-Jack Cheese
Random Weight Cut Monterey Jack Cheese
Random Weight Cut Pepper Jack Cheese
Random Weight Colby Quarter Longhorn
Random Weight Colby Horn

Bashas’ and Food City customers who have purchased these products between September 1, 2016 and February 21, 2017 can return them for a full refund. Customers with questions can call Bashas’ Family of Stores’ Customer Service Department at 480-883-6131.

Consumers Contact:

480-883-6131

Media Contact:

Greg Gaglio
President/CEO
Lakeview Cheese Company
greg@lakeviewcheese.com
702-233-2439

Ashley Shick
Director of Communications & Public Affairs
Bashas’ Family of Stores
ashick@bashas.com
480-201-2030

Source: FDA

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Hale and Hearty Soups, LLC recall ready-to-eat chicken chili soup product that may be adulterated with Listeria

WASHINGTON, 2016-Nov-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hale and Hearty Soups, LLC, a Brooklyn, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 455 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken chili soup product that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today (Nov. 22, 2016).

The ready-to-eat chicken chili soup product was produced and packaged on Nov. 9, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: 

  • 6.9-lb. bags containing “CHICKEN CHILI SOUP” with an “Expires:12/09” date.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-34800” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service distributors in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Vermont.

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS verification testing. There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse health effects due to consumption of the products subject to this recall.

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections can occur in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

FSIS and the company are concerned that some of this recalled product may be in food service distribution refrigerators.

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.

Members of the media with questions regarding the recall can contact Marc Scheineson, Regulatory Counsel, at (202) 344-5848. Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Paul Schwartz, Vice President of Food Service, at (212) 255-2400 Ext. 2025.

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 10 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.

Contact:
Congressional and Public Affairs
Maria Machuca
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

Source: USDA

H-E-B issues precautionary recall on its Baby Food 2 pack 4 oz. cups

San Antonio, TX, 2016-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — H-E-B announced today (November 18, 2016) that it has issued a precautionary recall of its entire H-E-B Baby Food 2 pack 4 oz. cups product line only. As of this afternoon, the H-E-B Baby Food 2 pack 4 oz. cups were removed from shelves out of an abundance of caution due to a customer report of a small piece of rubber found inside a single container of one variety of the product.

There have been no reports of injury or illness associated with this isolated incident, however the company is taking the issue very seriously and taking all necessary precautions.

“Though we have only received one report of a foreign material in H-E-B Baby Food 2 pack 4 oz. cups, as a company, we are committed to absolute and complete food safety.  As a result of that commitment, coupled with the fact that we are dealing with a children’s product, we have made the decision to pull all of our H-E-B Baby Food 2 pack 4 oz. cups from our shelves,” said Winell Herron, H-E-B Group Vice President of Public Affairs, Diversity and Environmental Affairs.

H-E-B has launched a full investigation into the incident and is working closely with its H-E-B Baby Food manufacturer to ensure all safety measures are being taken when manufacturing the product. The FDA has been made aware of the recall.

H-E-B is encouraging customers who have any H-E-B Baby Food 2 pack 4 oz. cups in their pantries to return it to their nearest H-E-B store for a full refund.

The precautionary recall affects all lots of only H-E-B Baby Food 2 pack 4 oz. cups, including:

PRODUCT NAME: UPC:
HEB BABY BANANA PASSION FRUIT 4122081488
HEB BABY BANANA PINEAPPLE MNGO 4122084761
HEB BABY GREEN BEANS 4122005670
HEB BABY BANANA APPLE 4122000208
HEB BABY GREEN BEANS CORN 4122005671
HEB BABY BANANA 4122083207
HEB BABY SQSH SWT CORN TOMATO 4122066357
HEB BABY PEAR CARROT BLUEBERRY 4122005673
HEB BABY PEAS CARROTS 4122005685
HEB BABY VEG CHKPEA MIX 4122005668
HEB BABY BANANA CARROT MANGO 4122025540
HEB BABY APL CRRT PMPKN ZCCHNI 4122054253
HEB BABY SWT POT PMPKN ZCCHNI 4122066026
HEB BABY PEAS 4122005684
HEB BABY APPLE 4122081487
HEB BABY PEAR PINEAPPLE ZCCHNI 4122018455
HEB BABY PEAR PEAS ZUCCHINI 4122079172
HEB BABY SWEET POTATO 4122005686

Customers with any questions or concerns can contact H-E-B Customer Service at 1-855-432-4438 on Friday, Nov. 18 until 11 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. thereafter. All times are Central Standard Time.

About H-E-B

H-E-B, with sales of more than $23 billion, operates more than 380 stores in Texas and Mexico. Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2015. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience at everyday low prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs more than 96,000 Partners in Texas and Mexico and serves millions of customers in more than 300 communities. For more information, visit heb.com.

Consumers Contact:

H-E-B Customer Service
1-855-432-4438

Media Contact:

Julie Bedingfield
210-867-6825

Source: USFDA

USDA FSIS: ground beef products recall by The Paradise Valley Market, Inc. (Carnival Supermarket) due to possible E. Coli O157:H7 Adulteration

WASHINGTON, 2016-Sep-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Paradise Valley Market, Inc. (Carnival Supermarket), located at 870 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista, Calif., is voluntarily recalling approximately 35 pounds of ground beef products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today (Sept. 8, 2016).

The lean and extra lean ground beef was produced and sold only on Sept. 1, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 20-lbs. of 15% lean ground beef product. The product would have been packaged to order and sold at the Carnival Supermarket meat counter in reddish plastic bags with a tied knot at the top.
  • 15-lbs. of 7% extra lean ground beef product. The product would have been packaged to order and sold at the Carnival Supermarket meat counter in reddish plastic bags with a tied knot at the top.

The problem was discovered when FSIS received notification that a product sample collected at the firm  tested positive for E. coliO157:H7. There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

FSIS and the company issued the voluntary recall over concerns that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers.

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.

FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume product that has been cooked to a temperature of 160° F. The only way to confirm that ground beef is cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria is to use a food thermometer that measures internal temperature, http://1.usa.gov/1cDxcDQ.

Media and consumers with questions regarding the recall can call Sandy Young, Vice President of J. Waltcher Communications, at (619) 296-7140.

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 10 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.

PREPARING PRODUCT FOR SAFE CONSUMPTION
USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
1-888-MPHOTLINE or visit
www.fsis.usda.gov

Wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw meat and poultry. Wash cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot, soapy water. Immediately clean spills.

Keep raw meat, fish and poultry away from other food that will not be cooked. Use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry and egg products and cooked foods.

Color is NOT a reliable indicator that meat has been cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria.

The only way to be sure the meat or poultry is cooked to a high enough temperature to kill harmful bacteria is to use a thermometer to measure the internal temperature.

– Fish: 145°F
– Beef, pork, lamb chops/steaks/roasts: 145°F with a three minute rest time
– Ground meat: 160°F
– Poultry: 165°F
– Hot dogs: 160°F or steaming hot

Refrigerate raw meat and poultry within two hours after purchase or one hour if temperatures exceed 90º F. Refrigerate cooked meat and poultry within two hours after cooking.

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.

Contact:
Congressional and Public Affairs
Jeremy J. Emmert
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

Source: USDA

Colruyt, OKay and Solucious recall Everyday orange juice 100 % pure squeezed due to presence of yeast saccharomyces

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following reports of customers, we found the yeast saccharomyces in the 100% pure squeezed orange juice of Everyday (fresh market, plastic 2 l bottle).

Saccharomyces is a yeast that converts sugars into gas making it possible for the bottle to tear or burst open (especially during transport). There is no health risk at all. The orange juice can taste sour, but it can be consumed. Meanwhile, all bottles have been removed from the shelves as a precaution.

Customers who bought this product, are advised to open it carefully outside and to return the empty bottle or their receipt to their Colruyt or OKay store. It will be refunded.

Product description:
Everyday orange juice 100 % pure squeezed (2 l)
Sold at Colruyt, Colruyt Luxembourg, OKay and Solucious.
Article number: 44390.
All batch numbers can be returned.

Frequently Asked Questions:
I bought this product. What do I do?

Since gas develops in the bottle, we advise you to take it outside and open it very slowly to let the gas escape little by little. Return the empty bottle or your receipt to your Colruyt or OKay store. The product will be refunded.

What if I already drank some?
The orange juice can taste a little sour, but there is absolutely no health risk.

What is saccharomyces?
Saccharomyces is a yeast used in the food industry to make beer or bread. Consequently, the consumption of this yeast presents no health risk at all.

Where can I get more information?
You can call our customer service at 02 360 10 40.

For more information, customers can call 02 360 10 40.

Contact:
Press officer
Patricia Verdoodt
Press officer Colruyt Group
Tel.: 0473 92 45 10

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Colruyt, OKay and Solucious recall Everyday orange juice 100 % pure squeezed due to presence of yeast saccharomyces
Colruyt, OKay and Solucious recall Everyday orange juice 100 % pure squeezed due to presence of yeast saccharomyces

 

Source: Colruyt Group

ConAgra Foods expands voluntary recall of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand products

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — ConAgra Foods is expanding a voluntary recall of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand products due to the potential presence of small metal fragments (2-9 mm) in the sugar used in the sauce. This voluntary action is being undertaken because of impacted sugar from a supplier.

Foodborne foreign objects that are not hard and sharp and less than or equal to 7 mm in length may cause minor injuries such as temporary reflexive choking and irritation of the gastrointestinal system. There have been no reports of adverse reactions or injuries due to consumption of these products to date.

An initial recall was issued on July 7, 2016 after a ConAgra employee observed metal fragments while dispensing sugar from a supplier for a P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand sauce ingredient. On July 14, 2016, ConAgra Foods was notified by the supplier of additional production lots of sugar that were impacted, such that the initial recall needed to be expanded to include additional P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand meals.

Products covered by this recall were distributed in the U.S., specific product names and information are listed below. No other ConAgra Foods are impacted by this recall and these products are not served in P.F. Chang’s restaurants. Meals in P.F. Chang’s restaurants are made fresh every day and in every restaurant.

Item Description UPC MFG/Lot Code Best By Date
P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand Signature Spicy Chicken 22 oz 31000-67023 Original: 5006616500
Additional:
5006615200
Original: June 8, 2017
Additional: May 26, 2017
P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand Mongolian Style Beef 22 oz 31000-67000 Original: 5006617400
Additional:
5006615800
Original: June 17, 2017
Additional: June 1, 2017
P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand
Beef with Broccoli 22 oz
31000-67001 5006616100 June 4, 2017
P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand
Shrimp Lo Mein 22 oz
31000-67005 5006616700 June10, 2017
P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand
Sweet & Sour Chicken 22 oz
31000-67006 5006616000 June 3, 2017
P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand
General Chang’s Chicken 22 oz
31000-67007 5006616000 June 3, 2017
P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand
Garlic Chicken
with Dan Dan noodles 22 oz
31000-67008 5006616500 June 8, 2017
P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand
Grilled Chicken Teriyaki
with Lo Mein Noodles 22 oz
31000-67010 5006616700 June 10, 2017

Consumers who have purchased these items are advised not to consume them and return them to the store where originally purchased. ConAgra Foods is cooperating with both the FDA and USDA on this recall and is working with customers to ensure the packages are removed from store shelves and are no longer distributed. Consumers with questions should call our Consumer Affairs hotline at 1-800-252-0634, open 9 am through 7 pm CDT, Monday through Friday.

Contacts:
Consumers:
Consumer Affairs hotline
1-800-252-0634

Media:
Kristine Mulford
kristine.mulford@conagrafoods.com
312-549-5522

Source: USDA

Theo Chocolate of Seattle: voluntarily recall of 3 ounce Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate bars

Seattle, Washington, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Theo Chocolate of Seattle, Washington is voluntarily recalling 3 ounce Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate bars because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate was distributed to retail stores in AZ, CA, CO, GA, IA, ID, FL, MI, MT, ND, NH, OR, NJ, NY, PA, TX, WA, and WI.

The Theo Chocolate Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate bars have the affected lot 3037431 and the expiration date 05/2017 and they are found on the back side of the bar.

Theo Chocolate Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate bars are wrapped in a white paper envelope, weighs 3 oz., UPC is 8 74492 00170 4, and stored at room temperature. (See front label below.)

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The voluntary recall was initiated after the firm received a consumer complaint and discovered that the actual product inside the wrapper was milk salted almond bar and it contains milk. This product was mis-labeled as Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate and did not reveal the presence of milk.

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

Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk are urged not to consume this product and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Theo Chocolate at 1-206-632-5100 x1001 from 8:30am until 5:30pm PST, Monday-Friday.

Contact:
Consumers

Theo Chocolate
1-206-632-5100 x1001

Media
Dennis Macray
1-206-632-5100 x1001

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Theo Chocolate of Seattle: voluntarily recall of 3 ounce Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate bars
Theo Chocolate of Seattle: voluntarily recall of 3 ounce Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate bars

 

Source: USDA

Faribault Foods, Inc.: voluntary recall of a limited number of 15 ounce No-Salt-Added Black Beans

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Faribault Foods, Inc. of Faribault, MN, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited number of 15 ounce No-Salt-Added Black Beans due to the potential presence of plastic and/or metal pieces within the product. This voluntary recall covers one specific production code and was distributed under the following labels:

  • Hyvee No-Salt-Added Black Beans
  • La Preferida Low Sodium Black Beans (Frijoles Negros Bajo En Sodio)
  • Our Family No-Salt-Added Black Beans
  • Sprouts No-Salt-Added Black Beans
  • Mrs. Grimes No-Salt-Added Black Beans
  • Kuner’s No-Salt-Added Black Beans (Frijoles Negros)
  • HEB Black No-Salt-Added Beans (Frijol Negro Sin Sal)

The voluntary recall is limited to the production code of 15 ounce product manufactured at the facility located in Faribault, MN with can code “Best By 04 APR 2019 258F2 095 16 XXXX.” To locate the production code, consumers should look at the bottom of the can. No other production codes, sizes or brands of Faribault Foods, Inc. products are affected by this recall.

No injuries have been reported. This has been determined to be an isolated incident. We are recalling these products because they may contain small pieces of plastic and/or metal that may cause injury. Although our investigation is ongoing, we believe the source of the plastic and/or metal was an ink pen that entered the product stream. Faribault Foods, Inc. is taking this action out of an abundance of caution after one consumer reported finding a partial ink pen in one container.

Consumers who may have purchased the products listed above should not consume them but should instead return them to the store where purchased for a refund or replacement.

The quality and safety of our products are the top priority for our company. We apologize to our retail customers and consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience created by this recall. We are working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on this voluntary recall and will cooperate with them fully.

For consumer support and product questions please call 1-888-201-6440, Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm CST or email k.sevcik@faribaultfoods.com

Consumers and Media Contact:
Ken Sevcik
k.sevcik@faribaultfoods.com
1-888-201-6440

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Faribault Foods, Inc.: voluntary recall of a limited number of 15 ounce No-Salt-Added Black Beans
Faribault Foods, Inc.: voluntary recall of a limited number of 15 ounce No-Salt-Added Black Beans

 

Source: USDA

IKEA: voluntary recall of Safety Gate Extensions

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission, IKEA announced on July 14, 2016 a voluntary recall of the PATRULL Safety Gate and extension, PATRULL KLÄMMA Safety Gate and extension, and PATRULL FAST Safety Gate.

The locking mechanism can open unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to children and other consumers.

Customers who have a PATRULL Safety Gate and extension, PATRULL KLÄMMA Safety Gate and extension or PATRULL FAST Safety Gate to immediately stop using them and return them back to any IKEA store for a full refund. Proof of purchase (receipt) is not required.

The PATRULL Safety Gate and extension, PATRULL KLÄMMA Safety Gate and extension, and PATRULL FAST Safety Gate were sold at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from August 1995 through June 2016 for between $10 and $60.

For more information click on the ‘Product Recall Information’ button or call IKEA Toll-free at (888) 966-4532.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We appreciate your cooperation.

Contact:
Joseph Roth
U.S. Public Affairs
(610) 834-0180, ext. 6500

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IKEA: voluntary recall of Safety Gate Extensions
IKEA: voluntary recall of Safety Gate Extensions

Source: IKEA

International Commissary Corporation: voluntary recall of Marie Callender’s 7oz & 14oz Cheese Biscuit Mix

San Jose, CA., 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — International Commissary Corporation (ICC) has issued a voluntary recall of certain lots of two retail products: Marie Callender’s 7oz & 14oz Cheese Biscuit Mix. The 7 oz recalled product has Best By dates of 3/22/17 and 5/17/17 and was sold in retail stores in the following states – AL, CA, WA, UT, and TX. The 14 oz recalled product has a Best Buy date of 6/17/17 and was sold only in Stockton, CA.

Most strains of E. coli are harmless, however, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. People who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately. The very young, seniors, and those with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to food borne illness. Anyone diagnosed by a physician as having an illness related to E. coli O121 should contact state and local public health authorities.

ICC was notified by a supplier that an ingredient contains flour which was recalled by General Mills because it may be contaminated with E. coli O121. No other Marie Callender Cheese Biscuit Mix Best By dates are affected. Food Safety is our highest priority and we have taken this action out of an abundance of caution, to protect public health. We are unaware of any illnesses to date from the recalled Marie Callender Cheese Biscuit Mix products.

Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged to throw them away. Retailers who received the recalled products are being contacted. FDA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warn that consumers should refrain from consuming any raw products made with flour. This recall is being made with the knowledge of FDA.

“The quality of Marie Callender’s products and the safety of our customers are the upmost important issues said Kevin Greene, VP of Sales At ICC, we care deeply about people, our consumers, our employees and our supplier partners. We are working with our retail customers and the FDA to ensure any affected product is removed from the marketplace immediately. We thank you for your patience, and appreciate your continued trust that we will do the right thing for our consumers. Consumers and media with questions can contact Joanna Fraire at 408-792-3123, Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 4 PM Pacific or at Joanna@commissary.com

Contact:

Media:
Joanna Fraire
Joanna@commissary.com
408-792-3123

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 International Commissary Corporation: voluntary recall of Marie Callender's 7oz & 14oz Cheese Biscuit Mix
International Commissary Corporation: voluntary recall of Marie Callender’s 7oz & 14oz Cheese Biscuit Mix

 

Source: USDA

Expanded Recall and Allergy Alert on Certain IKEA Chocolate Products

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — CHOKLAND MÖRK, CHOKLAND MÖRK 70%, CHOKLAD LINGON & BLABAR, CHOKLAD NÖT, GODIS CHOKLADKROKANT, GODIS CHOKLADRAN and CHOKLAD LJUS, are being recalled due to undeclared Milk, Hazelnuts and/or Almond. “All Best Before Dates,” Sold from April 30, 2015 to July 1, 2016.

IKEA had samples of chocolate analyzed and found them to contain milk, hazelnut and/or almond. Persons allergic to milk, hazelnuts and/or almonds may have a severe to life-threatening reaction after consuming the dark chocolate.

Products have been distributed Nationwide at IKEA retail stores and sold individually. There has been no complaints or reported incidents in the United States to date. IKEA of Sweden has had one reported complaint in Japan. The chocolate products do carry an advisory statement, which identifies that the chocolate products may contain milk and tree nuts.

Consumers are encouraged to return the affected products to the nearest IKEA store for a full refund, proof of purchase is not required. If you have any questions or concerns please call Customer Service toll free (24/7) at 1-888-966-4532 or www.IKEA-usa.com.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

IKEA recalls

Product Name Size UPC Undeclared Allergens
CHOKLAD MORK Dark Chocolate Bar 3.5 oz. (100g) 1002939270003 Milk, Almond, Hazelnut
CHOKLAD MORK 70% Dark Chocolate Bars 3.5 0z. (100g) 1203080940009 Milk, Almond, Hazelnut
CHOKLAD LINGON & BLABAR 6.3 0z (180g) 1602184210009 Hazelnut, Almond
GODIS CHOKLADKROKANT Milk chocolate with butterscotch 15.9 oz. (450g) 1202155040002 Hazelnut, Almond
GODIS CHOKLADRAN Wafer filled and covered with chocolate 5.9 oz. (168g) 1202290300009 Hazelnut, Almond
CHOKLAD LJUS Milk Chocolate Bar 3.5 oz. (100g) 1402939250003 Hazelnut, Almond
CHOKLAD NÖT Milk Chocolate with hazelnut 3.5 oz. (100g) 1202939260008 Almond

Contact:

Consumers:
www.IKEA-usa.com
1-888-966-4532

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Expanded Recall and Allergy Alert on Certain IKEA Chocolate Products
Expanded Recall and Allergy Alert on Certain IKEA Chocolate Products

Source: USDA

Baptista’s Bakery: voluntary recall of a limited number of 30 oz. Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® packages

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baptista’s Bakery, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of 30 oz. Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® packages because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the affected product.

This voluntary recall covers only the following product:

Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps®
30 oz packages
UPC code: 049508250401
Best By Date: 07-01-17

No other Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® products or sizes were impacted.

We are initiating this recall out of an abundance of caution after determining that seasoned product produced in the same facility may have been commingled with the product listed above.

No illnesses have been reported as a result of this issue. Baptista’s Bakery has informed the U.S. Food & Drug Administration of this voluntary recall.

To locate the Best By date, consumers should look on the bottom of the package. Consumers who have purchased the product listed above should not consume it, but should dispose of it or return it to the store where it was originally purchased. Consumers may also contact Snack Factory® Consumer Affairs for a full refund online at info@pretzelcrisps.com or by calling (888) 683-5400 between 8am and 5pm Central Standard Time. Please direct additional questions or concerns to Laura Villarreal at 414-409-2123 between 8 am and 6pm Central Standard Time.

Contact:

Consumers:
Snack Factory® Consumer Affairs
info@pretzelcrisps.com
1-888-683-5400

Media:
Laura Villarreal
414-409-2123

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Baptista’s Bakery: voluntary recall of a limited number of 30 oz. Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® packages
Baptista’s Bakery: voluntary recall of a limited number of 30 oz. Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® packages

 

Source: USDA

Hearn Kirkwood: Voluntary recall of “Evie’s Cheddar Potato Salad”

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hearn Kirkwood is initiating a voluntary recall of “Evie’s Cheddar Potato Salad” because it has 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.

Hearn Kirkwood is issuing this voluntary recall after being notified by their supplier, National Frozen Foods, that the frozen green peas used in the product are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled products was sold through Amazon Fresh in the locations Bellevue, Washington area between 04/08/16 and 06/13/16.

There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the recalled items to date.

The recalled product was sold in 6.0 oz. clear plastic containers with the name “Evie’s Cheddar Potato Macaroni Salad,” UPC code 6637511772” and “use by” dates of 04/15/16 to 06/20/16.

Consumers who have purchased this product should discard it and contact Amazon Fresh at (866) 380-0525 between the hours of 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM EST for a full refund.

Consumers with questions should call Hearn Kirkwood at 410-799-4444, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EST.

Contact:

Consumers:
Hearn Kirkwood
410-799-4444

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Hearn Kirkwood: Voluntary recall of “Evie’s Cheddar Potato Salad”
Hearn Kirkwood: Voluntary recall of “Evie’s Cheddar Potato Salad”

Source: USDA

General Mills: Voluntary recall of a limited quantity of frozen Beyond Meat Vegetarian Indian Curry with Beyond Chicken

MINNEAPOLIS, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — General Mills today announced a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of frozen Beyond Meat Vegetarian Indian Curry with Beyond Chicken, produced over seven days in April 2016. This product is available exclusively at Whole Foods. The recall is being issued as a precaution after the producer of frozen peas used as an ingredient in this product issued a national recall for the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

General Mills has not received any reported consumer illnesses related to this issue. General Mills produces and distributes this product under license from Beyond Meat.

This voluntary recall is limited to only one variety of frozen Beyond Meat product — Vegetarian Indian Curry with Beyond Chicken — and only with the following “Better if Used By” dates printed on the package:

10NOV2016 NL 16NOV2016 NL 25NOV2016 NL
12NOV2016 NL 20NOV2016 NL
15NOV2016 NL 24NOV2016 NL

Consumers are urged to dispose of the products affected by this recall and call General Mills Consumer Relations at 1-800-754-9061 if they had product covered by this recall and need a replacement.

Contacts:

Consumers
General Mills Consumer Relations
1-800-754-9061

Media
General Mills Media Relations
Media.line@genmills.com
763-764-6364

Source: FDA

Kabob’s Acquisition, Inc.: recall of 44,850 pounds of raw intact and heat treated not ready-to-eat (NRTE) meat and poultry products

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kabob’s Acquisition, Inc., a Lake City, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 44,850 pounds of raw intact and heat treated, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) meat and poultry products that may be adulterated with E. coli O121, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The not ready-to-eat meat and poultry hors d’oeuvres items were produced on various dates between Dec. 8, 2015, and Jan. 15, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels(PDF only)]

  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Uncooked Chicken Breast Strip Fritter with Pecan Coating” with case code 2005 and packaging date code PM16A14.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Chicken Gyoza Potstickers” with case code 3625 and packaging date code PM16A13.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Chicken Wonton” with case code 370 and packaging date code PM15M23.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Cuban Style Frank in a Blanket” with case code 179037 and packaging date code PM15M22.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Beef and Vegetables Topped with Mashed Potatoes” with case code 7055 and packaging date code PM15M16.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Uncooked Mini Chicken Breast Meat and Ham Fritter with Cheese” with case code 713 and packaging date code PM15M18 or PM15M11.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Beef Pastelitos” with case code 7159 and packaging date code PM16A12 or PM16A14.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Beef, Cheese and Vegetables in Pastry” with case code 715 and packaging date code PM15M17 or PM15M11.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Latin Inspired Chicken and Cheese in Pastry” with case code 7172 and packaging date code PM16A15.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Latin-Style Chicken & Cheese Turnover” with case code 717 and packaging date code PM15M12, PM15M17, PM15M23, PM16A13, PM15M09, PM15M21or PM16A14.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Beef Tenderloin, Mushroom Duxelle, and Sherry in Puff Pastry” with case code 725 and packaging date code PM15M15 or PM15M16.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Beef Tenderloin, Mushroom Duxelle, and Sherry in Puff Pastry” with case code 725 and packaging date code PM15M08 or PM15M09.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Petite Beef Tenderloin, Mushroom Duxelle, and Sherry in Puff Pastry” with case code 7261 and packaging date code PM15M15.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Chicken Quesadilla” with case code 765 and packaging date code PM15M11.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Southwest Style Burrito” with case code 784 and packaging date code PM15M09.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Chicken Marsala Mushroom Tart” with case code 7273 and packaging date code PM16A14.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Petite Uncooked White Chicken Meat & Mushroom Duxelle In Puff Pastry” with case code 7279 and packaging date code PM16A13.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Uncooked White Chicken Meat and Mushroom Duxelle In Puff Pastry” with case code 727 and packaging date code PM16A14.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Eggs, Cheese and Bacon Crescent” with case code 7893 and packaging date code PM15M17.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Mini Tart with Pizza Sauce, Cheese and Sausage” with case code 7951 and packaging date code PM15M09.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Uncooked Coconut Chicken” with case code 805 and packaging date code PM16A14.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Uncooked Sesame Chicken” with case code 810 and packaging date code PM16A15.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Pad Thai Style Springroll” with case code 8630 and packaging date code PM15M10 or PM15M11.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Buffalo Style White Chicken Springroll” with case code 8639 and packaging date code PM15M10, PM15M16, PM15M18 or PM15M22.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Cashew Chicken Springroll” with case code 863 and packaging date code PM15M22.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Pepperoni, Cheese and Vegetables In Dough” with case code 885 and packaging date code PM16A15.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Chorizo, Cheese and Beans Wrapped In Dough” with case code 886 and packaging date code PM15M11 or PM16A15.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Philly Brand Cheese Steak Springroll” with case code 7280 and packaging date code PM15M09.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “Est. 6640” or “P-6640” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to hotel, restaurant, and institutional locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when a supplier notified Kabob’s Acquisition, Inc. that flour sold to the establishment was recalled by General Mills due to possible association with a multi-state Escherichia coli O121 illness outbreak. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these Kabob’s Acquisition, Inc. products.

General Mills’ recall can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm509693.htm

Many clinical laboratories do not test for non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), such as STEC O121 because it is harder to identify than STEC O157. People can become ill from STECs 2–8 days (average of 3–4 days) after consuming the organism. Most people infected with STEC O121 develop diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting. Some illnesses last longer and can be more severe. Infection is usually diagnosed by testing of a stool sample. Vigorous rehydration and other supportive care is the usual treatment; antibiotic treatment is generally not recommended.

Most people recover within a week, but, rarely, some develop a more severe infection. Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is uncommon with STEC O121 infection. HUS can occur in people of any age but is most common in children under 5 years old, older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers.

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.

FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume not ready-to-eat meat and poultry product that has been cooked to a temperature of 165° F. The only way to confirm that not ready-to-eat meat and poultry product is cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria is to use a food thermometer that measures internal temperature, http://1.usa.gov/1cDxcDQ.

Media with questions regarding the recall can contact Diane Davila, HR Director, at (404) 361-6283 ext. 1215. Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Jonathan Herrera, Marketing and Sales Director, at (404) 361-6283 ext. 1245.

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 10 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.

PREPARING PRODUCT FOR SAFE CONSUMPTION
USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
1-888-MPHOTLINE or visit
www.fsis.usda.gov

Wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw meat and poultry. Wash cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot, soapy water. Immediately clean spills.

Keep raw meat, fish and poultry away from other food that will not be cooked. Use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry and egg products and cooked foods.

Color is NOT a reliable indicator that meat has been cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria.

The only way to be sure the meat or poultry is cooked to a high enough temperature to kill harmful bacteria is to use a thermometer to measure the internal temperature.
– Fish: 145°F
– Beef, pork, lamb chops/steaks/roasts: 145°F with a three minute rest time
– Ground meat: 160°F
– Poultry: 165°F
– Hot dogs: 160°F or steaming hot

Refrigerate raw meat and poultry within two hours after purchase or one hour if temperatures exceed 90º F. Refrigerate cooked meat and poultry within two hours after cooking.

 

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.

Contact:

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

 

Source: USDA

Giant Food removes Gold Medal products from stores following recall by General Mills, Inc.

Landover, Md., 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by General Mills, Inc., Giant Food, LLC announced it has removed from stores Gold Medal products that are potentially linked to an outbreak of E. coli 0121.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Gold Medal Wondra Quick Mixing Flour, 13.5 oz., UPC 1600018980 with Better if Used by Dates of 23FEB2017KC and 24FEB2017KC
  • Gold Medal All Purpose Flour, 2 lb., UPC 1600010710 with Better if Used by Dates of 15MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC, 04JUN2017KC, 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC through 14JUN2017KC
  • Gold Medal All Purpose Flour, 5 lb., UPC 1600010610 with Better if Used by Dates of 15MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC
  • Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour, 5 lb., UPC 1600019610 with Better if Used by Dates of 19MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC, 11JUN2017KC and 12 JUN2017KC

Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

Customers who have purchased these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call General Mills at 1-800-230-8103. In addition, customers may call Giant Food Customer Service at 888-469-4426 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for more information. Customers can also visit the Giant Food website at www.giantfood.com.

About Giant Food, LLC

Giant Food, LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 169 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 169 stores are 160 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant visit www.giantfood.com.

Contact:
Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

Source: Giant food

IKEA issues voluntarily recall on products due to undeclared Milk, Hazelnuts and/or Almond

Conshohocken, PA, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA had samples analyzed and found them to contain milk, hazelnut and/or almond. Persons allergic to milk, hazelnuts and/or almonds may have a severe to life-threatening reaction after consuming the dark chocolate.

Products have been distributed Nationwide at IKEA retail stores. There has not been any complaints or reported incidents in the United States to date. IKEA of Sweden has had one reported complaint in Japan. The recalled chocolate products do carry an advisory statement, which identifies that the chocolate may contain milk and tree nuts.

Consumers are encouraged to return the affected products to the nearest IKEA store for a full refund, proof of purchase is not required.

If you have any questions or concerns please call:
Customer Service
toll free 1-888-966-4532 (24/7)
www.IKEA-usa.com

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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IKEA issues voluntarily recall on products due to undeclared Milk, Hazelnuts and/or Almond

@IKEA issues voluntarily #recall on products due to undeclared Milk, Hazelnuts and/or Almond http://goo.gl/yP9LZc

 

Source: IKEA

The Kroger Co. expanded the store locations included in the recall of two green peas products

CINCINNATI, 2016-May-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced it has expanded the store locations included in a recall of two green peas products, Pictsweet Steamable Green Peas and Kroger Green Peas, announced previously by The Pictsweet Company.

Both products were included in a recall initiated earlier this month by supplier CRF Frozen Foodsbecause they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which could result in severe illness to those individuals who may consume these products. No customer illnesses have been reported to date.

Kroger has removed the following items from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Product UPC Code Size
Kroger Green Peas 0001111081918

Best By: 
March 2016
32 oz
Pictsweet Steamable Green Peas 0007056097901 Best By: 6/27/16
9/2/16; 9/13/16
10 oz.

Kroger has expanded its recall of Kroger Green Peas to include products sold in Kroger stores in the following states: northern Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, central and eastern Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

The company has expanded its recall of Pictsweet Steamable Green Peas to include products sold in Kroger, Dillons, Bakers, Gerbes, Food 4 Less (Midwest), and Jay-C locations in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Both products were previously recalled in Fry’s, King Soopers, City Market, Ralphs, Food 4 Less (west coast), Smith’s, QFC, and Fred Meyer stores in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

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 am to 12:00 am EDT and Saturday through Sunday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm EDT.

Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 431,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,778 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 2,231 pharmacies, 784 convenience stores, 323 fine jewelry stores, 1,387 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.

SOURCE The Kroger Co.

MIGROS RUFT BABYSOCKEN MIT AUFGENÄHTER RASSEL ZURÜCK

Zürich, Switzerland, 2016-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Die Migros ruft die bunt geringelten Babysocken mit einem aufgenähten Plüschköpfchen aus Sicherheitsgründen zurück. Da sich das Plüschelement leicht von der Socke lösen kann, besteht die Gefahr, dass die kleine integrierte Rassel verschluckt werden kann.

Die bunten Babysocken in verschiedenen Grössen (Artikel-Nr. 8922.163) gibt es in den Farben Türkis, Pink und Grün mit den Plüschsujets Häschen, Frosch und einem Stern. Die aufgenähten Plüschelemente können leicht abgerissen werden, wodurch auch die kleine integrierte Rassel problemlos entfernbar wird. Diese Rassel ist ein verschluckbares Kleinteil; für das Baby besteht eine Erstickungsgefahr.

Die Migros bittet ihre Kunden, das Plüschelement auf den Socken aus Sicherheitsgründen zu entfernen. Selbstverständlich können die Babysocken, die erst  seit  Ende Januar  2016 im Verkauf sind, auch gegen Rückerstattung des Verkaufspreises von CHF 6.90 in die Migros-Filialen zurückgebracht werden.

Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund

Monika Weibel
Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund
Mediensprecherin Migros
044 277 20 63
monika.weibel@mgb.ch

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MIGROS RUFT BABYSOCKEN MIT AUFGENÄHTER RASSEL ZURÜCK

MIGROS RUFT BABYSOCKEN MIT AUFGENÄHTER RASSEL ZURÜCK

FoodMaxx: Califia Farms Almondmilk is being voluntarily withdrawn

Product Withdrawal: Califia Farms Almondmilk

Modesto, CA, 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The following Califia Farms product is being voluntarily withdrawn due to a natural separation, which in some cases has resulted in coagulation. While the texture is not what consumers expect of the product, it is completely safe to drink.

Item Description Pack Size Item # Lot Code UPC
Califia Almondmilk Original
Califia Almondmilk Vanilla

Califia Coconut Almondmilk
Califia Almondmilk Unsweetened

48 oz 6-pk
48 oz 6-pk

48 oz 6-pk
48 oz 6-pk

602063
602060

602061
602075

21105252
21105248
21105250
21105251
21105201
21105171
21105239
85290900329
85290900328

85290900342
85290900369

Customers who have additional questions about the withdrawal may contact Save Mart Consumer Relations at (800) 692-5710 or Califia Farms Customer Service at (626) 204-0830, extension 10.

SOURCE: FoodMaxx