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Sabra Dipping Co. issues recall of  hummus products


Sabra Dipping Co., LLC is voluntarily recalling certain hummus products made prior to November 8, 2016 due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which was identified at the manufacturing facility but not in tested finished product. The recall includes products that were distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts and supermarkets, in the U.S. and Canada.

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. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The company is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution.

Varieties include various sizes of carmelized onion, classic, garlic, jalapeno, olive, pine nut, red pepper, supremely spicy, basic pesto, spinach and artichoke, sundried tomato, tuscan herb, taco, and more.

Sabra products not included in the recall are: Sabra Organic Hummus, Sabra Salsa, Sabra Guacamole and Sabra Greek Yogurt Dips.

Consumers with any product with a “Best Before” date up through January 23, 2017 are urged to discard it. Consumers can find code and “Best Before” date on the lid of each package. Visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ to find the hummus recall and review specific products recalled.

Consumers can contact Sabra Consumer Relations at 1-866-265-6761 for additional information from 9:00 am to 8:00 PM eastern time. For product reimbursement, consumers can contact www.sabrahummusrecall.com.

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Two food service facilities impacted by nationwide strawberry recall 


 

Recently, the Kent County Health Department was alerted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services regarding an ongoing recall of frozen strawberries sold to certain commercial food service establishments. These strawberries are believed to be connected to a Hepatitis A outbreak nationwide. Because these strawberries may have been consumed over the past few months, there are two very important concerns for Health Department staff: the risk of people becoming ill with Hepatitis A, and vaccinating those who may have been exposed before they become ill. Treatment is available for those exposed in the past 14 days. In Kent County, two facilities have served strawberries from the suspected lots in the last two weeks: Romano’s Macaroni Grill, 5525 28th Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 (near I-96) and HCR ManorCare Grand Rapids, 2320 E Beltline SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

“If you have eaten an item containing strawberries at Macaroni Grill or HRC ManorCare on the Beltline in the last 14 days, you should receive either the Hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible to try to prevent the illness,” said Adam London, Kent County Health Department Administrative Health Officer. “The immunization is only effective up to 14 days after exposure, so it is important to contact your health care provider while you are in the 14 day window. If it has been longer than 14 days, you should be aware of the symptoms of Hepatitis A and if you become ill, contact your health care provider.”

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection that can be spread by eating contaminated food. “If someone has the virus, it is possible for them to transmit the illness to others, especially through food preparation,” London added. “As with many viral illnesses, personal hygiene and good handwashing can help prevent the illness from spreading.” Symptoms include:

. Jaundice (a yellowing of the skin or eyes)

. Dark urine

. Fever

. Fatigue

. Loss of appetite

. Nausea

. Vomiting

. Abdominal pain

. Clay-colored bowel movements

The Health Department urges individuals who need vaccination to do so as soon as possible. This chart explains the timeline for those who may have been exposed to receive vaccination:

If you ate strawberries at Macaroni Grill October 21-26, the window to get the vaccination has closed. If you ate them Thursday, October 27, then Thursday, November 10 is the last day you can receive the vaccination; and if you ate them on Friday, October 28, then Friday, November 11 is the last day you can receive the vaccination.

If you ate strawberries at HCR on October 24, the window to get the vaccination is closed. They did not serve them the other dates.

In case you have been traveling within Michigan, there is a complete list of restaurants statewide that may have served the recalled frozen strawberries in recent weeks at www.michigan.gov/documents/mdard/Hep_A_List_of_Known_and_Possible_Locations_11042016_1310_540528_7.pdf.

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Nestlé Drumsticks recalled


Nestlé Drumstick Club 16 count Variety Pack are being recalled due to a possible health risk.

Nestlé Drumstick Club 16 count Variety Pack are being recalled due to a possible health risk.

Nestlé USA, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of its Nestlé Drumstick Club 16 count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack (with cones marked for easy individual sale) due to a possible health risk. The two pack sizes contain 4.6 fl.oz. cones and were manufactured in Bakersfield, Calif. and distributed nationally. No other production codes, sizes or varieties of Nestlé Drumstick products are affected by this recall.

24 count Vanilla Pack (with cones marked for easy individual sale) are being recalled due to a possible health risk.

24 count Vanilla Pack (with cones marked for easy individual sale) are being recalled due to a possible health risk.

The company received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes (LM) from equipment contact surfaces from a location on the production line where these products are made. There have been no positive test results for LM present in the Drumstick cones themselves. The products impacted by the voluntary recall were put into distribution inadvertently. No illnesses have been reported to date; the company is initiating this recall as a precautionary action to avoid any potential for consumer illness.

Listeria monocytogenescan 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.

The Nestlé recall is limited to the Drumstick Club 16 Count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack, made at the company’s Bakersfield, Calif. ice cream production facility. The product identification codes can be found on the back of the packages and on the individually marked vanilla cones from the 24 count pack. The two packs being recalled carry distinct UPC codes, as well as a “best before” date and production code.

The 16 count variety pack has a UPC of 72554-11096 and best before date of June 2-June 15, 2017. The 24 count Vanilla pack has a UPC of 72554-00160 and a best before date of June 16-19, 2017. Visit http://www.nestleusa.com/media/pressreleases/nestle-drumstick-recall to see which for production codes under those UPCs have been recalled.

Consumers who may have purchased the product listed above should not consume it, but instead should return it to the place of purchase or contact Nestlé Consumer Services for replacement. Please call or text 1-800-681-1676 or emailNestleproductinquiry@casupport.com; representatives are available 24/7.  News about this recall also can be found on Nestléusa.com and Drumstick.com.

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Eggo Nutri-grain waffles recalled


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Kellogg Company is voluntarily recalling approximately 10,000 cases of Kellogg’s®Eggo® Nutri-Grain® Whole Wheat Waffles because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No other Eggo products are impacted by this recall.

Listeria monocytogenes 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.

The company has received no reports of illness to date but is taking this action as part of its commitment to the health and safety of the people who eat its foods.

Recalled product was distributed to customers and retailers in 25 states (CO, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, VT, WI, WY). The affected product is:

Kellogg’s® Eggo® Nutri-Grain® Whole Wheat Waffles

Package Size: 10 Box Count (12.3 oz)

Package UPC Code: 38000 40370

With Best If Used By Date of: NOV 21 17 or NOV 22 17

The date code can be found on the side of the package.

The recall is a result of routine tests that the company conducts that  identified the potential for contamination. As soon as the company learned of a potential concern, it moved quickly to identify any foods that might be impacted and resolve the issue.

Kellogg is asking that people who purchased affected product discard it and contact the company for a full refund. Consumers can call 1-800-962-1413, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET or by visiting https://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/contact-us.html.

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Grassfields Cheese recall


 

From the Michigan Dept. of Agriculture

(Coopersville, MI) – Out of an abundance of caution, Grassfields Cheese LLC, is conducting a voluntary recall of approximately 20,000 pounds of organic cheeses due to possible contamination with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), a bacteria that can cause serious illness in humans. The recalled cheeses were sold from the firm’s retail store located at 14238 60th Ave., Coopersville MI 49404, to wholesale and retail customers, and to consumers nationwide via sales through the firm’s website: http://www.Grassfieldsscheese.com/.

This recall involves all types and sizes of organic cheeses manufactured by the firm between December 1, 2015 through June 1, 2016 including: Gouda, Onion ‘n Garlic, Country Dill, Leyden, Edam, Lamont Cheddar, Chili Cheese, Fait Fras, Polkton Corners and Crofters. The cheeses were sold as wheels, half wheels, and wedges of various sizes.

The potential for contamination was identified during an ongoing investigation of seven cases of human illnesses occurring between March and July 2016 caused by a same type of STEC. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Geagley Laboratory confirmed the presenceof STEC bacteria in a sample of Grassfields cheese collected by MDARD food and dairy inspectors.

E.coli infection symptoms vary by individual, but often include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting. If there is fever, it usually is not very high (less than 101˚F/less than 38.5˚C). Most people get better within 5-7 days. Some infections are very mild, but others are severe or even life-threatening. Around 5-10 percent of those diagnosed with Shiga-toxin producing E.coli infections develop a potentially life-threatening complication known as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Signs that a person is developing HUS include decreased frequency of urination, feeling very tired, and losing pink color in cheeks and inside the lower eyelids. Persons with HUS should be hospitalized because their kidneys may stop working and they may develop other serious problems. Most persons with HUS recover within a few weeks, but some suffer permanent damage or die. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

Consumers who have purchased any of these recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact Grassfields Cheese at 616-997-8251 Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm EST orGrassfieldscheese@gmail.com.

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Meijer salads and sandwiches recalled


Could be tainted with salmonella 

N-Recall-meijer-saladsIf you bought any premade cold salads (potato, macaroni, etc.) or sandwiches from Meijer between 7/20 and 7/25, you need to know the details of this recall.

Prime Foods, LLC, the supplier of a cooked egg ingredient in several Markets of Meijer products, is recalling the product due to the potential for salmonella. There have been no known illnesses reported to Meijer from the product affected by this recall.

The products being recalled were sold at Meijer stores between 7/20 and 7/25. Consumers who have purchased any of these products should discontinue use and return the product to the nearest Meijer store for a full refund.

They include:

UPC’s Carried by Meijer:

UPC UPC Description
0-41250-16058-8 MEIJER MACARONI SALAD 1 LB.
0-41250-16060-1 MEIJER MACARONI SALAD 3 LB.
0-41250-16074-8 MEIJER POTATO SALAD AMISH 1 LB
0-41250-16076-2 MEIJER POTATO SALAD AMISH 3 LB
2-17306-00000-3 MARKETS OF MEIJER (MOM) SALAD SEASHELL MACARONI
7-08820-52935-9 MOM SANDWICH TUNA SALAD WEDGE CK 7 OZ EA
7-08820-54345-4 MOM SANDWICH EGG SALAD 8 OZ EA
7-08820-62022-3 MEIJER EGG SALAD SPREAD 12 OZ
7-08820-62033-9 MEIJER CHICKEN SALAD SPREAD 12 OZ.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall should contact Meijer at1-800-543-3704 any time of day.

Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their Physician.

 

 

 

 

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Blueberry pancake mix recalled


 

N-Recall1Continental Mills has issued a recall affecting only retail Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix, which involves product manufactured between April 2016 and June 2016.

“The company was notified by our supplier that their product, a blueberry nugget, is made with a small percentage of affected flour which was recalled by General Mills because it may be contaminated with E. coli O121. This is an isolated issue, and only affects specific lots of Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix. Food Safety is our highest priority and this has caused us to take action for the safety of our consumers,” stated the company in a press release.

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 foodborne illness. Anyone diagnosed by a physician as having an illness related to E. coli 0121 should contact state and local public health authorities.

N-Recall2No illnesses have been reported to date from the pancake mix.

FDA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to warn that consumers should refrain from consuming any raw products made with flour. E. coli O121 is eliminated by heat through baking, frying, sautéing or boiling products made with flour. All surfaces, hands and utensils should be properly cleaned after contact with flour or dough.

Product was distributed nationwide where consumers purchased product through retail stores.

If you have recently purchased Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix 28 oz. carton with a best by date code between 3/30/2018 and 6/16/2018, and a UPC code 041449001289, please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-457-7744 for information to receive a full refund. Please dispose of the product.

If you have recently purchased Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake a 3.5 lb. bag, with a best by date code between of 4/27/2018 to 4/28/2018, with a UPC code 041449001487, please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-457-7744 for information to receive a full refund. Please dispose of the product.

“The quality and safety of our products is of the utmost importance and we are doing everything possible to ensure our customers have all of the pertinent information,” said Andy Heily, Continental Mills’ president.

For more information, please call the Recall Phone Hotline at 1-800-457-7744 Monday – Friday 7 am to 4 pm PT.To see the original recall and updates on the Gold Medal, Wondra and Signature Kitchens flour, go to http://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm504192.htm

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Auto Advice: Keep track of open recalls


Remember, to keep your car  safe, it pays to pay attention to auto recalls.

Remember, to keep your car safe, it pays to pay attention to auto recalls.

(NAPS)—If you’re like most people, car safety and performance are important to you. But you might be surprised to hear that over 47 million vehicles have unfixed safety recalls—vehicles you might be sharing the road with or driving yourself.

Alarmingly, family-oriented vehicles like SUVs and minivans are the least-often fixed. An auto recall usually occurs when the manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that a car has a defect or fails to meet federal safety standards.

While repeated attempts are made to reach the owners, the stats suggest that people aren’t well-enough informed about recalls, and may not know where to start. To help you stay informed, you can use the free myCarfax.com service to get e-mails or text alerts about current and future recalls on your car.

Fixing recalls helps maintain the safety and value of your car, makes roads safer, and is normally free. Plus, most recall fixes are completed in less than a day.

Remember that only a manufacturer’s dealer is authorized to fix recalls. If your car is recalled, call your local dealer immediately.

Learn more and sign up at www.mycarfax.com

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Check your freezer for these recalled items


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N-Recall-pizzaNestlé USA is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited number of DiGiorno®, Lean Cuisine®, and Stouffer’s® products due to the potential presence of glass pieces. This voluntary recall covers only specific production codes of the following products:

• DiGiorno Thin & Crispy Spinach and Garlic Pizza

• DiGiorno Rising Crust Spinach and Mushroom Pizza

• DiGiorno pizzeria Thin Crust Spinach and Mushroom Pizza

• DiGiorno pizzeria Tuscan-style Chicken Pizza

• Lean Cuisine Spinach and Mushroom Pizza

• Lean Cuisine Spinach Artichoke Ravioli

• Lean Cuisine Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli

• Lean Cuisine Spinach, Artichoke & Chicken Panini

• Lean Cuisine Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli

• Stouffer’s Vegetable Lasagna (10 oz., 37 oz. and 96 oz. sizes)

• Stouffer’s Spinach Soufflé

• Stouffer’s Chicken Lasagna

The voluntary recall is limited to the production codes listed at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm490200.htm.

To locate the production code, consumers should look on the side panel of the package. No other production codes, sizes or varieties of DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine or Stouffer’s products are affected by this recall.

No injuries have been reported. We are recalling these products because they may contain small pieces of glass that may cause injury. Although our investigation is ongoing, we believe the source of the glass is spinach that was an ingredient common to the products subject to this recall. Nestlé USA is taking this action out of an abundance of caution after several consumers reported that they had found small pieces of glass in some of these products.

Consumers who may have purchased the products listed above should not consume them but should instead contact Nestlé Consumer Services at 1-800-681-1676.

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Voluntary recall of Non-Organic GogoSqueez applesauce pouches 


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Materne North America Corp. (MNA) is voluntarily recalling specific packages of GoGo squeeZ® applesauce pouches due to potential adulteration from food product residue. The recalled applesauce pouches have a Best Before Date of 12/4/15-3/4/17 and a 5 digit production code beginning “US” followed by 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 or 08, which consumers can identify on the back of the pouch or on the bottom of the box, and “Product of USA” displayed under the Nutrition Facts Panel on the box. Any products labeled as organic are not impacted by the recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The food product residue was noted during a routine inspection by the Michigan State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), which revealed its presence in two product pumps at the Traverse City, Michigan production facility. It is possible the food product residue may have been incorporated into finished product.

Consumers who have purchased GoGo squeeZ® applesauce pouches with Best Before Date of 12/4/15-3/4/17 please contact GoGo squeeZ® at 1-844-275-5841 or visit their website at www.gogosqueez.com to request a replacement voucher.

Materne takes food safety matters very seriously. Out of an abundance of caution, the company is removing the specific pouches with affected codes. Materne is coordinatingwith MDARD and is implementing corrective steps to prevent future occurrences.

Production of the product mentioned above has been suspended while MNA and MDARD officials continue their investigation as to the source of the problem. Please note this does not include organic products.

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