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Powered by The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network(FAAN™), these updates will be posted every time we receive a notice from them.You can track them here and in our daily posts so be sure to register for our email updates to the right if you don’t want to miss an update! These are an excellent way to be sure to avoid an unknown exposure to food allergens.  

 

Walnut Allergy Alert

January 4, 2013

Gilster-Mary Lee of Chester, Illinois is voluntarily recalling one lot of Chocolate Chunk Brownie Mix because it contains cartons containing undeclared walnuts. Wrong packaging/cartons were used that do not declare walnuts.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The only brand involved is Food Club Chocolate Chunk Brownie Mix packaged in cases of 12/14.25oz. Cartons have a Best By date of NOV 28 13 D02 (UPC# 36800-13486).  This Best By date code is located on the corrugated case AND on the top flap of the carton. Consumers should return the product to the store or discard it.

The product was distributed to Abingdon, VA.  Warehouse on December 5, 2012.

Gilster-Mary Lee became aware of the mis-packaging during an internal review. Investigation indicated that during this production run walnut brownie cartons were inadvertently exchanged with plain Chocolate Chunk Brownie cartons. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.

For questions, consumers can call Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. at 618-826-2361 ext. 3283 or 3035, 8:00am to 4:30pm CST.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert - December 5, 2012

Price Chopper Supermarkets is issuing a voluntary recall on certain Cinnamon Nut Coffee Cakes purchased only at the Mountain Road store in Worcester, MA, because they were incorrectly labeled as Pumpkin Coffee Cakes and therefore did not list tree nuts as an ingredient. The cakes were purchased at the Mountain Road store only (located at 72 Pullman Street in Worcester), were purchased after October 11, 2012 and would have an expiration date between October 17 and October 25.

Other than this labeling issue, the product is safe for consumption for those not allergic to tree nuts.

In addition to alerting the media, Price Chopper has initiated its Smart Reply notification program, which uses purchase data and consumer phone numbers on file in connection with the company’s AdvantEdge (loyalty) card to alert those households that may have purchased the product in question.

Customers can return the product to their local Price Chopper for a full refund. For more information, visit the pricechopper.com website or call Price Chopper at (800) 666-7667, option 3 between the hours of 8:30 am and 7:00 pm.

 

 

Peanut Allergy Alert – November 6, 2012

The Kroger Co. said today it is recalling select containers of sold at the company’s Dillons, King Soopers, City Market, Fry’s Food and Smith’s Food & Drug operating divisions in 11 states because it may contain pecans not listed on the label.

Customers should return the product to stores for a full refund or replacement.

People who are allergic to pecans could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to pecans, there is no safety issue with the product.

Dillons, Gerbes, Bakers, Fry’s, King Soopers, City Market and Smith’s stores in the following states are included in this recall: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

Not included in this recall are Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer and QFC stores.

Item Description:

Kroger is recalling the following ice cream: Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla Ice Cream sold in 48 fluid ounce cartons with a “sell by” date of June 12, 2013 under the following UPC Code: 11110 50718.
Kroger has removed affected 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.

Consumers who have questions about this recall may contact Kroger toll-free at 800-KROGERS (800-576-4377). For more information, please visit www.kroger.com/recalls.

 

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Soy Allergy AlertNovember 1, 2012Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all code dates of Wegmans Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix, 15.3 oz. (UPC 77890-2833 – Code dates from 30Oct2013 to 11Apr2014), Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Gluten Free Honey Cornbread Mix, 16 oz. (UPC 77890-30343 – Code dates from  28Mar2014 to 16Apr2014), and Wegmans Food You Feel Good About All Purpose Baking Mix, 16oz (UPC 77890-30341 – Code dates from 27Mar2014 to 18Dec2014) because the products may contain undeclared soy.People who have an allergy to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.Wegmans began offering the Chocolate Cake Mix for sale in May 2012 and the Cornbread Mix and All Purpose Baking Mix in September 2012 at its 80 retail stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

The recall was initiated by Wegmans following allergen testing for soy. No illnesses have been reported as a result of this recall.

Concerned customers should return the product to Wegmans service desk for a full refund. Wegmans customers with questions or concerns should contact the consumer affairs department at 1-800-WEGMANS (934-6267), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

 

Pecan Allergy Alert

October 31, 2012

Schoep’s Ice Cream Company of Madison, Wisconsin is alerting customers that because of a packaging error, Kays Classic Vanilla Bean Ice Cream contains an undeclared allergen.  Consumers, who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pecans, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The following product is included in the recall:

  • Kays Classic Vanilla Bean Ice Cream 48 oz. Round – UPC #0-87848-13021 with a Best if Used By Date of 02/28/14

The product was shipped to Food City and Super Dollar stores located in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee.

This recall was initiated upon discovery that certain containers of Kays Vanilla Bean Ice Cream contained Kays Butter Pecan Ice Cream.

No illnesses have been reported to date.  Consumers who have purchased the affected product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions or concerns may contact Schoep’s, the manufacturer, at 1-800-891-6411 extension 71.

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Almond Allergy AlertOctober 19, 2012

Gilster-Mary Lee of Chester, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Fruit Whirls cereal because it contains undeclared almond butter.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The only brand involved is Better Valu Fruit Whirls Ready to Eat Cereal, packaged in 28-oz. plastic bags which has a Best By date of JUL 17 13 J8 (UPC# 79801-24630).  The code is located on the lower left corner of the back of the package, below the Nutrition Facts and Ingredient Declaration Panel. Consumers should return the product to the store for a full refund or discard it.

The product was distributed between July 24, 2012 and October 16, 2012 to retail stores located in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. became aware of the mis-packaging after receiving a customer complaint.  Investigation into the complaint confirmed some bags of the Fruit Whirls inadvertently contained Honey Nut Toasted Oats cereal.   No illnesses have been reported in connection with this cereal.

For questions, consumers can call Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. at 618-826-2361 ext. 3283 or 417-781-7777 ext. 4835 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm CDT, Monday through Friday.

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Multiple Allergen Alert

October 15, 2012

Hannaford Supermarkets of Scarborough, Maine, is alerting customers that, because of a label printing error, Red Velvet Cake Truffle and Triple Chocolate Cake Truffle sold at its stores in the bakery department, may have contained undeclared allergens.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg, milk, peanuts, wheat, soy and tree nuts should not consume these products.

The affected product, which has been removed from store shelves, is Red Velvet Cake Truffle with UPC #20335800000, and Triple Chocolate Cake Truffle with UPC # 20335700000.  The product was distributed in New York, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont.

There have been no illnesses reported in connection with this. Customers who purchased these products may return them to the store for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at (800) 213-9040.

.Milk Allergy AlertOctober 15, 2012

The Raymond-Hadley Corp. of Spencer, NY is recalling Wegmans Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownie mixes because they may be contaminated with the undeclared allergen milk.  People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Wegmans 17.2oz Double Chocolate Brownie mixes were distributed in the United States through the Wegmans retail stores. The mixes are packaged under the Wegmans brand in chipboard boxes with the following markings on the packages:

Wegmans Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownie Mix 17.2OZ

UPC# 077890283363

Enjoy By Dates: 30 Oct 2013 – 19 Dec 2013

The voluntary recall was initiated after it was discovered that chocolate chunks used in the mix were received in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the allergen milk. Subsequent investigation confirms milk as a possible cross-contaminate in the chocolate chunks used in the brownie mixes.

As of October 12, 2012, two reports of rash have been received.

Consumers who have purchased the product listed above are urged to return it to Wegmans for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the manufacturer at 1-800-252-2220, Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm EST.

 

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Milk & Soy Allergy AlertSeptember 24, 2012Hanover Pike Enterprises, Inc. of Hampstead, MD is notifying its customers that its 8 ounce and 4 ounce jars of Hot Pepper Jelly and Green Pepper Jelly and its 4 ounce and 9 ounce jars of Blackberry Brandy Jam and Peach Brandy Jam may contain undeclared milk and soy. People who have allergies to dairy products may run the risk of allergic reactions if they consume these products. These items were distributed nationwide through retail stores and via the company website under the label “Jill’s Jams Mixes and More” or “Jill’s Jams and Jellies.”No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this situation.This notification was initiated after it was discovered that the products containing milk and soy were distributed in packaging that did not list milk or soy as ingredients.  The use of milk and soy as ingredients has been discontinued.Retail stores who have these products in inventory will be furnished with an additional label indicating these allergens as ingredients.  Consumers, with dairy or soy related allergies, who have purchased these products may return them to their place of purchase or contact the company at 410-239-7433 between the hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

 

Milk, Shellfish, Tree Nut Allergy Alert

September 25, 2012

Maine Natural Health is announcing a recall of Whey Protein Concentrates as the labels fail to declare the allergens:  milk, shellfish, and coconut.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, shellfish, or tree nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The products can be identified by the following names:

  • Pure Whey in Maine Natural Health and Stronger Faster Healthier brands contains the allergen milk
  • Fortified and Endurance Daily in Stronger Faster Healthier contains the allergen milk.
  • Recovery (also labeled as Post Workout) and Rejuvenate in Maine Natural Health and Stronger Faster Healthier contains the allergens milk and glucosamine derived from crab shells.
  • Daily Balance, Endurance Daily, Endurance In Race, and Hunger and Weight in Stronger Faster Healthier contains the allergens milk and coconut fat that is derived from coconuts.

Stronger Faster Healthier and Maine Natural Health products are sold in the flavors of chocolate, natural, vanilla, lime, coconut and pina colada and in the two lb, 10 oz and 30 gram sizes.  Products were sold since July 14, 2010 through August 31, 2012.

These products are distributed nationwide both directly to consumer via the internet and through retailers.

As most customers know whey protein is derived from milk. Maine Natural Health shipped the whey protein products beginning July 14, 2010 without stating: whey is derived from ‘milk’ on their labels through a company oversight. This product recall notice has been initiated because these products contain milk ingredients but do not list on the labels that the ingredients are derived from milk. In addition, products sold under the name Recovery (also labeled as Post Workout) and Rejuvenate contained glucosamine derived from crab shells.  Products sold under the name of Daily Balance, Endurance Daily, Endurance In Race, and Hunger and Weight are made from coconut fat that is derived from coconuts.

If you are allergic or have extreme sensitivity to milk, shellfish, or tree nuts, you should discontinue use. In addition, if you may have further distributed this product, please identify these individuals and notify them at once of this voluntary product recall.

To date, no consumer has reported any allergic or other negative reaction to any of our products.

Please feel free to contact us directly at the number given and also by email.

 

 

Milk & Soy Allergy Alert

September 10, 2012

Dawn Food Products, Inc. of Jackson, Michigan is recalling 251, 25-pound buckets of Sam’s Club Chunky Cinnamon Streusel because it may contain undeclared milk and soy allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to specific type of allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Sam’s Club Chunky Cinnamon Streusel was distributed from July 23, 2012 to September 7, 2012 in Sam’s Club distribution centers in California, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.  The product is sold in 25-pound round, white plastic pails identified with the following lot codes on the lower left corner of the label:

2-203-19-81             2-203-19-82             2-203-19-83

2-223-19-01             2-223-19-02             2-223-19-03

2-223-19-04             2-236-19-83             2-236-19-84

2-236-19-87

The product expiration dates are:  1-17-2013; 2-06-2013 and 2-19-2013.

No illnesses or consumer complaints have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after Dawn Foods determined that the product contains milk and soy and was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of these allergens.

Consumers who have purchased Sam’s Club Chunky Cinnamon Streusel are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the Dawn Foods consumer hotline at 1-800-292-1362, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST.

 

 

 

Milk Allergy Alert

September 4, 2012

Somersault Snack Co., LLC, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of packages of Somersaults Pacific Sea Salt 6oz. that were inadvertently mispackaged —limited quantities of Somersaults Santa Fe Salsa flavored product were inadvertently commingled with Somersaults Pacific Sea Salt flavored product in packages labeled as Somersaults Pacific Sea Salt 6oz.  The inadvertent commingling of these two products introduced another allergen (milk) to the Somersaults Pacific Sea Salt 6oz. packages, and that allergen (milk) is not listed on the packaging as either an ingredient or an allergen.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of an allergic reaction if they consume the affected product. The product was distributed to retail stores nationwide. No allergic reactions have been reported.

Somersault Snack Co. has taken the precautionary measure of notifying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is voluntarily recalling approximately 418 cases of the product shown.

Somersault Snack Co. will work with retail customers to ensure that the recalled products are removed from store shelves.  In the event that consumers believe they have purchased products affected by this voluntary recall, they should return the product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.  Consumers or customers with questions may call 415-275-1247 for more information.

 

Milk Allergy Alert

August 27, 2012

Cucina Fresca Gourmet Foods, a leading producer of natural gourmet foods for retail and foodservice, recently conducted an audit of its packaged goods products and found an error on the labels of 58 cases of shelf-stable 24-ounce Cucina Fresca Smoked Tomato Sauce in glass jars, resulting in a need to recall the mislabeled packages from select Pacific Northwest Whole Foods and Quality Food Center locations in Oregon and Washington states (lot# 11002A and 11002B). The Cucina Fresca Smoked Tomato labeled jars actually contains Cucina Fresca Tomato Vodka Sauce, which contains milk as an ingredient.  Milk is not listed on the Cucina Fresca Smoked Tomato label. This may pose a serious, life-threatening risk to buyers unaware of its inclusion, who may have an allergy or sensitivity to milk.

The error has not been linked to any illnesses at this time, and no other Cucina Fresca packaged good products or refrigerated sauces are affected.   In accordance with FDA regulations to identify known allergens, Cucina Fresca has reported the error to the FDA to issue a recall and will offer all consumers who purchased the mislabeled sauce replacement product. The product was distributed to retail locations the end of June 2012.

With the recall, Cucina Fresca will be pulling all mislabeled products off shelves at Whole Foods and Quality Food Center stores, and replacing them with correctly labeled product. Consumers who have purchased Cucina Fresca Smoked Tomato (lot 11002A or 11002B noted at the bottom of the jar) UPC code 8-84337-00522-4 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions or concerns may contact the company at 206-903-0825, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. PST.

Milk Allergy Alert

August 27, 2012

True NutritionofOceanside, CA is announcing a recall of Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate and Hydrolyzed Whey Protein, because their labels fail to declare milk as the source of the whey. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and milk derivatives run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate and Hydrolyzed Whey Protein was distributed through the website www.truenutrition.com.

These products can be identified by the following names and lot numbers:

Whey Protein Concentrate (1lb) – Batch/lot: 0120712, Exp. Date: 05/2015
Whey Protein Isolate Cold-Filtration (1lb) – Batch/lot: 0030812, Exp. Date: 07/2015
Whey Protein Isolate Micro Filtrated (1lb) – Batch/lot: 0040812, Exp. Date: 07/2015
Whey Protein Isolate Cross-Flow Microfiltration (1lb) – Batch/lot: 0730712, Exp. Date: 07/2015
Hydrolyzed Whey Protein High Grade (1lb) – Batch/lot: 0680512, Exp. Date: 05/2015

As most customers know whey protein is derived from milk, True Nutrition shipped the above whey protein products beginning May 2nd 2012 without stating: whey is derived from ‘milk’ on their labels through a company printing mistake. This product recall notice has been initiated because said products contain milk ingredients but do not list on the labels that the ingredients are derived from milk.

If you are allergic or have extreme sensitivity to milk, you should discontinue use. In addition, if you may have further distributed this product, please identify these individuals and notify them at once of this product recall.

If you have any questions, call Carl Manes at 760-433-5376, Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm (Pacific Standard Time).

Soy Allergy AlertAugust 20, 2012BI-LO announced an immediate voluntary recall on Southern Home® Cranberry Nut Antioxidant Blend Trail Mix sold in the 16 oz. bag with a universal bar code (UPC) of 0788003039 and a best-by date of March 12, 2013. The product is being recalled in the states of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee due to a potential, undeclared presence of soy lecithin, which is a processed soy product. The processing reduces the content of allergenic proteins; however, persons with a severe soy allergy may still have serious reactions to the reduced protein found in the soy lecithin.The recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution for customer safety, though the company has received no reports of illness associated with product consumption. The issue was reported to BI-LO by a customer.

“We encourage consumers in possession of the recalled item to immediately discard the product or bring it back to their local BI-LO,” said Allen Reavis, BI-LO’s vice president of grocery.  “As part of the company’s Satisfaction Guarantee, customers who have purchased the product may visit their neighborhood store to request a full refund.”

To receive the refund, individuals must present proof of purchase through a receipt or the product packaging label.

Customers with questions about the recalled product may contact BI-LO’s consumer relations department at 1-800-862-9293. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET.

.August 17, 2012Hummingbird Wholesale of Eugene, OR is alerting consumers who purchased Organic Bulk Pine Nuts from Natural Food Retail stores between 3/22/2012 and 8/16/2012 that these bulk pine nuts may contain undeclared peanuts.People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts may be at risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.The Organic Pine nuts were distributed 27.5 pound and 5 pound plastic bags in wholesale packaging to retail stores in WA and OR for sale through bulk bins.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The Organic Pine nuts were found to have been contaminated by peanuts through visual inspection.

Consumers concerned about peanut allergenic reactions who have purchased Organic Pine nuts distributed by Hummingbird Wholesale between 3/22/2012 and 8/16/2012 are encouraged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions or who want a list of stores who carried the product may contact the company at(541) 686-0921 from 8 am to 4 pm Pacific Standard Time.

Almond Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall of a Limited Number of Mislabeled Blueberry Crisp CLIF® Bars

 

Contact:            
Consumer:
888-992-6227

Media:
Sue Hearn
510-596-6391
shearn@clifbar.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 13, 2012 – Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary recall today of a small amount of 12-pack Blueberry Crisp CLIF® Bars and individual mislabeled Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bars in Chocolate Chip CLIF Bar Wrappers with one “Best By” date 17MAR13G3 that were distributed to a limited number of stores predominately east of the Mississippi. The 12-packs may contain Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bars that are mislabeled with Chocolate Chip CLIF Bar wrappers and do not list almonds in the ingredient statement. Clif is taking this precautionary safety step for people who are allergic to almonds.

A small quantity of Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bars were inadvertently placed in Chocolate Chip CLIF Bar wrappers and these mislabeled bars were placed inside correctly labeled Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bar 12-pack boxes. The Chocolate Chip CLIF Bar wrappers contain advisory allergen labeling which states that the product may contain traces of tree nuts.

Only the product meeting the following criteria is affected:

  • 12-pack boxes of Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bars with “Best By” date 17MAR13G3 UPC: 7-22252-30260-1
  • Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bars mislabeled in Chocolate Chip CLIF Bar individual wrappers with the same “Best By” date 17MAR13G3
  • UPC: 7-22252-10090-0

NO other CLIF Bar products, pack sizes, flavors or “Best By” date codes are affected.

The company is strongly advising consumers who have almond allergies not to consume these mislabeled bars with “Best By” date 17MAR13G3 and discard them to avoid the possibility of an allergic reaction. People with an allergy to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction. No allergic reactions have been reported to date.

Consumers with questions or who would like replacement coupons may call 888-992-6227, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PDT, Monday-Friday. Details also can be found atwww.clifbar.com/almond.

Clif Bar & Company cares deeply about the health and safety of consumers. The company apologizes for this inadvertent labeling error.

 

Tree Nut Allergy Alert July 31, 2012

Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary recall today of a small amount of 6-packs of Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF® Bars that were distributed to limited Target and Wal-Mart stores. These 6-packs may contain Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF Bars that are mislabeled with White Chocolate Macadamia CLIF® Bar wrappers with a “Best By” date of 16MAY13G1 and do not list coconut in the ingredient statement. Clif is taking this precautionary safety step for people who are allergic to coconut.

A small quantity of Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF Bars was inadvertently placed in White Chocolate Macadamia CLIF Bar wrappers and these mislabeled bars were placed inside correctly labeled Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF Bar 6-pack boxes. The White Chocolate Macadamia wrappers contain advisory allergen labeling which states that the product may contain traces of other tree nuts.

Only the product meeting both the following criteria is affected:

  • 6-packs of Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF Bars with “Best By” date 16MAY13G1
  • UPC: 7-22252-66030-5
  • Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF Bars mislabeled in White Chocolate Macadamia CLIF Bar individual wrappers found in the above Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF Bar 6-pack box with the same “Best By” date 16MAY13G1

No other CLIF Bar products, pack sizes, flavors or “Best By” date codes are affected.

The company is strongly advising consumers who have coconut allergies not to consume these mislabeled bars and discard them to avoid the possibility of an allergic reaction. People with an allergy to coconut run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction. No allergic reactions have been reported to date.

Consumers with questions or who would like replacement coupons may contact 1-888-851-8456, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PDT. Details also can be found at www.clifbar.com/coconut.  Clif Bar & Company cares deeply about the health and safety of consumers. The company apologizes for this inadvertent labeling error.

Milk, Soy, and Wheat Allergy Alert July 30, 2012

Wimberger’s Old World Bakery & Delicatessen, Colorado Springs, CO is conducting a voluntary recall of all Kaiser Rolls, Seeded Rolls, Brat Buns, French Bread, Pretzel Rolls, Pretzels, Pizza Dough, Hoagie Rolls and French Baguettes because they contain undeclared Milk, Soy and Wheat. People who have anallergy or severe sensitivity to Milk, Soy or Wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The baked products were distributed to grocery stores, delicatessens and restaurants located in Colorado and Kansas.

Although all of the affected products are not Kaiser rolls, each is packed in semi-transparent plastic bags identified “fresh from the OVEN SOUR DOUGH 12 KAISER ROLLS, NET WT 20 OZ, WIMBERGER’S OLD WORLD BAKERY 2321 Bott Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904”. The labeling is yellow, white, and brown, with black print writing bearing the UPC 7960540012. These items are also distributed in 10 oz. bags bearing the UPC 7960540012.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that products containing undeclared amounts of Milk, Soy and Wheat were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the allergens. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a labeling transcription omission from one of the sub-ingredient’s (margarine) used in the production of the recalled products.

Customers who have purchased any of the affected products which do not contain a “Contains Milk, Soy and Wheat” sticker may return them to the place of purchase or discard them immediately. Consumers with any questions should contact Wimberger’s at (719) 634-6313 between the hours of 8-3 MST, Tuesday – Saturday.

Milk Allergy Alert  July 25, 2012

Mount Franklin Foods, LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of Sunrise Indian Corn because the candy contains undeclared milk and sulfites. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk can run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recall affects Sunrise Indian Corn Candy which is packaged in 16 oz clear plastic tubs with Best By date of MAR 26 2013 and with Lot # 2321811. The Best By date and Lot Number are printed on the bottom label of the tub.  This lot had UPC number 0-76500-16651-5.  No other lots or products are affected.

The products were distributed in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Florida, only through Albertson’s LLC retail stores between the dates of 7/3/2012 and 7/5/2012.

There have been no reports of injuries or illnesses reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the Chocolate flavor used in the affected lot contained nonfat dry milk and sulfites, which was not declared on the label.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact Mount Franklin Foods at 800-685-1475 ext. 1111, Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm Mountain Time.

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Tree Nut, Peanut, and Soy Allergy AlertJuly 24, 2012Cass-Clay Creamery of Fargo, North Dakota, is voluntarily recalling the following ice cream products because they may contain undeclared allergens.The following products have been recalled, because they may contain undeclared Brazil nuts:
  • Cass-Clay Maple Nut Ice Cream, 1 Gallon (3.78L), UPC 70422-03404
  • Cass-Clay Premium Light Maple Nut Ice Cream, 1 Gallon (3.78L), UPC 70422-23404
  • Hornbacher’s Maple Nut Ice Cream, Half-Gallon (1.89L), UPC 41130-21666

The following product has been recalled because it may contain undeclared peanut oil and soy lecithin:

  • Cass-Clay Premium Light Double Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream, Half-Gallon (1.89L), UPC 70422-24061

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these ingredients run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled products were distributed in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. All code dates for these products manufactured in Plant # 38-25 are affected.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers are advised to return these products to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.  Anyone requiring more information is advised to call the Consumer Affairs line at (800) 441-4269.

Egg Allergy Alert July 9, 2012

Fruiti Pops, Inc. is recalling 178 dozen Fruiti Pops 4 ounce Classic Coconut frozen dessert bars because they may contain egg yolk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious and life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Fruiti Pops Classic Coconut frozen dessert bars were distributed in Southern California and are sold by push cart vendors and ice cream trucks. These products were distributed between June 25, 2012 and June 28, 2012. The product comes in clear polypropylene packaging and is not labeled with lot numbers nor expiration dates. The UPC of the recalled product is 763734 000011 and is located on the back of the wrapper.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

No other flavors of Fruiti Pops fruit bars nor any other products produced by Fruiti Pops, Inc. are affected by this recall.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered this product was produced with egg yolk and did not reveal the ingredient egg yolk on the packaging.

Consumers who have purchased the product and are allergic or sensitive to egg yolk may return the product to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (562) 404-2568 or info@fruitipops.com.

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Milk Allergy AlertJuly 9, 2012Arctic Zero Inc. of Escondido, Ca. is voluntarily recalling to re-label pints and chocolate dipped bars which were produced before February of 2012, due to undeclared milk allergen.  All products that were produced after February 2012 have the statement “Contains whey protein, which is a derivative of dairy”.  Whey protein is considered a derivative of milk and must claim “milk” on the label.  People who have an allergyor severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.The Arctic Zero Frozen Desserts products were sold in 8 varieties of 16 ounce pints as follows:
  • Chocolate (UPC:  8-52244-00300-8)
  • Vanilla Maple (UPC:  8-52244-00306-0)
  • Mint Chocolate Cookie (UPC:  8-52244-00304-6)
  • Cookies and Cream (UPC:  8-52244-00303-9)
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter (UPC:  8-52244-00301-5)
  • Coffee (UPC:  8-52244-00302-2)
  • Strawberry (UPC:  8-52244-00305-3)
  • Pumpkin Spice (UPC:  8-52244-00307-7)

Product codes and manufacture dates are located at the bottom of the pints.

The Arctic Zero Frozen Desserts products were also sold in 2 varieties of 4 pack chocolate dipped bars as follows:

  • Strawberry and Orange Cream (UPC:  8-52244-00309-1)
  • Chocolate and Vanilla (UPC:  8-52244-00308-4)

Product codes and manufacture dates are located on the right side of the front panel of the boxes.

The products were distributed nationwide and sold at retailers including: Whole Foods, Publix, Sprouts, Winn Dixie, Independent Natural and Grocery Stores.

No illness involving a packaged product has been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased the products and have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Arctic Zero, Inc. at 619-342-1423 x21, Monday-Friday, 9 am – 4 pm. Pacific Time or via email at info@arcticzero.com.

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Egg Allergy Alert  June 19, 2012Scarborough, Maine – Hannaford Supermarkets is notifying consumers today that Hannaford brand Mini Frosted Cookies contains egg as an ingredient.The Mini Frosted Cookies in 10-ounce packages (UPC # 4126872374) with labels that did not list egg as an ingredient have been removed from shelves at Hannaford stores. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.Customers with sensitivity to eggs, or with any concern about this product, can return this item to Hannaford stores for a full refund.Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 181 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Additional information can be found at www.hannaford.com.
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Soy Allergy Alert  June 18, 2012Truitt Bros., Inc. of Salem, Oregon is voluntary recalling 15oz Premium Navy Beans, because it may contain undeclared soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.The recalled product, 15oz Premium Navy Beans was distributed in Oregon, Washington and Northern California through retail stores between December 1, 2011 and June 15, 2012.  A detailed description of the product is listed below:Label:  Truitt Brothers Pacific Northwest Premium Navy Beans.Can Code:  MDSB S1GTDBest By: 7/18/14 (Located on the top or bottom of the can.)UPC: 8222524145There have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this problem.The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a chili like product containing soy was labeled and distributed as Premium Navy Beans. Subsequent investigation indicates that the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s inventory tagging and labeling processes.Consumers who have purchased Truitt Brothers 15oz Premium Navy Beans are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 503-362-3674, from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST, Monday through Friday.
 

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