Mars Chocolate North America Issues Allergy Alert Voluntary Recall on Undeclared Peanut Butter In M&M’s® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 19, 2014 – Today, Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its M&M’S® Brand Theater Box 3.40 oz UPC #40000294764 with the following lot numbers:
This theater box item within these lot codes may contain product containing peanut butter without listing on the ingredient label on the outside cardboard box. The inside package is correctly labelled with ingredients and allergy information.
People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if their theater box contains an inner M&Ms Brand Peanut Butter bag and they consume the product. No adverse reactions have been reported to date.
The issue was identified after a consumer notified us of a M&M’S® Brand Peanut Butter package containing peanut butter M&M’S® inside a M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box.
These specific lot codes were shipped and distributed to our customers’ warehouses between May 8 and July 1, 2014, located in: NC, TX, MN, IL, FL, KY, MS, AZ, GA, AI, CA NJ, PA, WA NY, CO, MO, MI, NH, CT, TN, MD, SC, OH, ME, VA, RI, WI, WV, IA, LA, OK, MA, NE, OK, AR, VT, ID and IN . These customers then redistribute products for retail sale nationwide.
The M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box comes in a 3.40 oz brown, 3 inch x 6.5 inch cardboard box stamped on the right-hand side panel with the lot number and best before date.
Mars Chocolate will work with retail customers to ensure that the recalled product is not on store shelves. In the event that consumers believe they have purchased this item and have allergy concerns, they should return this product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund. Consumers with questions or concerns may call our toll-free number: 1-800-627-7852. This number will be operational Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (EST).
Corona Extra Expands List of Production Codes Involved in Voluntary Recall of Select Packages of 12 oz Corona Extra Bottles
Total Affected Product is Still Less than 1 Percent of Bottles from One Glass Supplier; Company Aims to More Quickly and Effectively Recover Product
[CHICAGO – August 23, 2014 –] Constellation Brands Beer Division announced today that it is expanding the list of production codes consumers should look for to determine whether they have 12-ounce clear glass bottles of Corona Extra involved in a voluntary recall issued in the United States on Friday, August 15. The recall covers packages of Corona Extra in clear 12-ounce bottles sold in six-, 12- and 18-pack packages, because some bottles may contain small particles of glass.
After announcing the recall last week, the company continued and deepened its investigation of the issue. It found that the original list of production codes was not all encompassing and consumers may have affected product that was not identified in the original list of product codes. The company believes that the recall still affects less than 1 percent of the bottles produced by one of its four glass suppliers.
“This updated list clarifies the scope of our recall, and we are making this announcement out of an abundance of caution because our primary concern remains on protecting the safety and well-being of consumers,” said Bill Hackett, President of Constellation Brands Beer Division. “By doing this, we believe we can more quickly and effectively capture the recalled product and remove it from the market.”
To date, the company has received no reports of consumers being injured by drinking potentially affected bottles.
Anyone who previously checked codes on Corona Extra in their possession should check again to confirm whether they have potentially affected product. Consumers can determine whether they have potentially affected product by looking at an eight-digit alphanumeric code located on the neck of 12-ounce bottles and on the side panels of 12- and 18-pack cardboard cartons. Consumers can also call 1-866-204-9407 for more help, details or to request a refund.
The following production codes for select Corona Extra 12-ounce bottle packages are included in the recall:
Any code that starts with “G” and also ends with “9” on six- and 12-packs
Any code that starts with “F29” and also ends with “9” on 18-packs only
Any code that starts with “F30” and also ends with “9” on 18-packs only
The above represents an expanded list of production codes included in this recall, however we have made the process easier for consumers to identify if they have potentially affected product.
Consumers who believe they have affected product should call 1-866-204-9407 for more details or to request a refund.
“We are grateful for the hard work of our employees, distributors, and retail partners for all the work they’ve done to help us contain the affected product. And we thank consumers for the support they’ve shown us during this recall,” Hackett said. “We are doing everything possible to remove any potentially affected product from stores, bars and restaurants as quickly as possible. We regret any inconvenience or concern this recall may cause.”
The recall has not been expanded to include additional packages or brands. The following products are NOT being recalled:
- Corona Extra cans
- Corona Extra 24-pack loose bottles
- Corona Extra 24 oz. bottle
- Corona Extra draft beer
- Corona Light bottles
- Corona Light cans
- Corona Light draft beer
- Corona Familiar
Voluntary Recall Notice of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters
nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters packaged in glass and plastic jars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Complete recall information plus a list of affected products can be found on the FDA website.
Voluntary Recall Notice of McCormick Ground Oregano Due to Possible Salmonella Risk
SPARKS, Md., August 13, 2014- McCormick & Company, Incorporated is initiating a voluntary recall of McCormick® Ground Oregano, 0.75 oz bottle, UPC 0-523561-6 with code dates BEST BY AUG 21 16 H and AUG 22 16 H due to possible contamination with Salmonella. This recall does not impact any other McCormick Ground, Whole or Oregano Leaves products.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, 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.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The product subject to this recall is:
McCormick® Ground Oregano 0.75 oz bottle
UPC NUMBER: 52100003566 (as seen on label: 0-523561-6)
MCCORMICK ITEM NUMBER: 900356
AFFECTED DATE CODES: BEST BY AUG 21 16 H, BEST BY AUG 22 16 H
SHIPPING DATES: April 4, 2014 to August 5, 2014
STATES SHIPPED TO: AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, and WV
INTERNATIONALLY SHIPPED TO: Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Indonesia, Jamaica, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Thailand, and Virgin Islands
The potential risk was brought to McCormick’s attention by FDA during routine testing. This recall affects 1,032 cases that were shipped of the affected date codes.
McCormick has alerted customers and grocery outlets to remove the product with the affected date codes from store shelves and distribution centers immediately, and to destroy this product in a manner that would prevent any further consumption.
Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers are urged to dispose of the recalled product and its container. Please contact McCormick Consumer Affairs at 1 (800) 632-5847, weekdays from 9:30AM to 8:00PM (Eastern Time), for a replacement or full refund, and with general inquires.
Wawona Packing Co. Takes Precautionary Step of Voluntarily Recalling Fresh, Whole Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, and Pluots Because of Possible Health Risk
Brookshire Grocery Company may have received nectarines and peaches affected by the following recall. These products were received into our distribution center on June 13 and shipped to our stores shortly thereafter. Due to the perishable nature of these products, it is highly unlikely any of this product is still available at our stores or in our customers pantries.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 19, 2014 – Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12,2014 due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Wawona Packing has notified retailers of the specific lots being recalled. No other products are impacted by this recall. No illnesses have been linked to this recall to date.
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.
The recalled products were shipped directly to retailers and wholesalers who resell the products. Because we do not know the locations of the companies that purchased the products from our direct customers, the company is issuing a nationwide recall. Consumers can identify the recalled products by the information provided in the attached list and photographs. Anyone who has the recalled products in their possession should not consume them and should discard them. Consumers with questions may contact Wawona Packing at 1-888-232-9912, M-F, 8am-5pm ET , or visit www.wawonapacking.com for a copy of this press release.
Wawona Packing has already notified its business customers and requested that they remove the recalled products from commerce. Wawona Packing is voluntarily recalling these products in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The recall was initiated based on internal company testing. The company shut down the implicated packing lines, retrofitted equipment, sanitized the facility and retested. Subsequent daily test results have been negative.
“We are aware of no illnesses related to the consumption of these products” said Brent Smittcamp, President of Wawona Packing Co. ” By taking the precautionary step of recalling product, we will minimize even the slightest risk to public health, and that is our priority.”
Please visit the FDA Recalls website for more information regarding this recall.
Ocean Spray Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins Dried Cranberries
Ocean Spray has announced it is taking the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling two production lots of Ocean Spray Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins Dried Cranberries because the products may contain yogurt covered peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The following 8-ounce pouches of Ocean Spray Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins Dried Cranberries are part of this recall:
- UPC # 31200 03719
- Best By Dates Feb 10, 2015 and Feb 11, 2015
If you purchased Ocean Spray Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins Dried Cranberries with the above UPC code and sell by dates and have a concern about peanut allergies, please save or take a picture of the UPC label and best by date and contact the Ocean Spray Consumer Hotline at 1-800-662-3263, weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, for a coupon replacement. Please then destroy the product.
Please visit Ocean Spray’s website for more information regarding this recall
Kraft Oscar Mayer Classic Weiners
Kraft is voluntarily recalling the single USE BY DATE of 16 JUN 2014 of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because they may be mislabeled. These packages may contain Classic Cheese Dogs and are not labeled as containing milk.
No other Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners, Oscar Mayer or Kraft products are part of this recall.
Consumers with milk allergies should not consume Classic Wiener products with the 16 JUN 2014 code date, because it’s possible that some of these packages may contain Classic Cheese Dogs, which contain milk. Individuals who are allergic or sensitive to milk may experience a serious allergic reaction if they consume the Classic Cheese Dog product.
Any INDIVIDUAL PACKAGES OR OTHER CODE DATES of Oscar Mayer Classic Cheese Dogs are properly labeled and are NOT part of this recall.
The full recall notice can be found on the USDA website.
Parkers Farm Garlic Cheese Roll
ST. PAUL, Minn. –The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is alerting consumers to avoid eating certain peanut butter, cheese, salsa, and spreads produced by Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, after state agriculture department product sampling determined some of the finished products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.
There have been no reports of illness associated with consumption of the products. Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC is cooperating with the MDA investigation and has issued a voluntary recall of all products with the “sell by” dates listed below. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase or discard them.
Brookshire Grocery Company carries only one of the affected products:
“Parkers Farm Garlic Cheese Roll 8 oz” UPC code 0007776611108
The complete list of recalled products includes:
16-ounce Parkers peanut butter in square plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including creamy, crunchy, honey creamy and honey crunchy varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;
34-ounce Parkers peanut butter in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including creamy and crunchy varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;
12-ounce Parkers spreads in round or square plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including jalapeño and pimento varieties with a sell by date before 9/20/2014;
8-ounce and 16-ounce Parkers cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including sharp cheddar, bacon, onion, smoked cheddar, Swiss almond, horseradish, garlic, port wine, and “Swiss & cheddar” varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;
16-ounce Parkers salsa in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including hot, mild, garlic, and fire-roasted varieties with a sell by date before 7/20/2014;
10-ounce Parkers cheese balls or logs (plastic overwrap), including sharp cheddar, port wine, ranch, and “smokey bacon” varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;
10-ounce Happy Farms cheese balls (plastic overwrap), including sharp cheddar and port wine varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;
16-ounce Happy Farms cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including sharp cheddar and port wine varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;
8-ounce Central Markets cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including sharp cheddar, port wine, horseradish, and Swiss almond varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;
12-ounce and 20-ounce Hy-Top cheese spread in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including pimento and jalapeño varieties with a sell by date before 9/20/2014;
8-ounce Amish Classic cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including sharp cheddar, port wine, and Swiss almond varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;
14-ounce Say Cheez beer cheese in round plastic container (tub with snap on lid), including regular and hot varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;
10-ounce Win Schuler original variety cheese balls or logs (plastic overwrap) with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;
8-ounce,12-ounce, and 14-ounce Bucky Badger cheese spreads (tub with snap-on lid) including cheddar, port wine, bacon, garlic, horseradish, jalapeño, and Swiss almond varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015; and
5-pound foodservice products including cold pack cheese foods, cheese spreads and peanut butter with a sell by date before 3/20/2015.
The products are distributed nationwide under the Parkers Farm, Parkers, Happy Farms, Central Markets, Hy-Top, Amish Classic, Say Cheez, Win Schuler, and Bucky Badger labels. These products were sold at several retail stores including but not limited to Hy-Vee, Cub, Rainbow, Byerly’s, Lunds, Target, Whole Foods, Price Chopper, Nash Finch, Costco, ALDI, Wal-Mart, and Brookshire stores. Consumers with questions can contact the company at (800) 869-6685 or the website: www.parkersfarm.com.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially serious disease marked by fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis, but it can sometimes cause fatal infections in infants, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis can also lead to miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
Any consumers who believe they may have become ill after eating the products should contact their health care provider.
Popsicle Pop – 20 Ct Orange, Cherry and Grape
Unilever United States, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 20-count boxes of Popsicle brand Orange, Cherry and Grape flavored ice pops because they may have been inadvertently exposed to milk, which is not listed as an ingredient on the label. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
This limited voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
The affected product is sold in a paperboard box, containing 20-1.65 FL OZ (48.7 ML) POPS with a unit UPC of 7756712130, with best before dates of JUN0315GBV, JUN0415GBV, JUN0515GBV and JUN0615GBV, which are printed on the side of each box. No other best before dates have been affected.
The product was distributed nationwide and reached consumers through retail stores. No product was shipped outside the U.S.
No other Popsicle brand products are affected by this limited voluntary recall. To date, the company has received one report of two milk allergic reactions associated with this product. The company initiated the recall as a result of this consumer complaint.
Consumers who have purchased boxes of the above product with the affected UPC and best before dates are asked to immediately discontinue use of the product, retain the outer box and call 877-270-7402, which is operational 24 hours a day, to request a replacement coupon.
The company is placing a notification on the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) website www.foodallergy.org.
More information may be obtained at the FDA website.
El Monterey Beef Taquitos
Due to the Rancho Feeding Corporation Class I recall of all beef products it processed from January 1, 2013 to January 7, 2014 Ruiz Foods has been notified by one of its former beef suppliers that it sourced a small quantity of beef products from Rancho.
To date, there have been no illnesses linked to the consumption of Rancho beef. Nonetheless, consistent with their commitment to safety, and USDA direction, as a downstream consignee of Rancho beef they are assisting Rancho to implement their recall.
Only listed El Monterey® beef taquitos are impacted. NO OTHER EL MONTEREY® BRANDED PRODUCTS are affected.
Best if Used By
El Monterey Beef and Cheese Taquitos
Consumers with questions regarding Ruiz Foods products may contact their Customer Line at 1-800-Spanish or 1-800-772-6474.
Nestlé USA is recalling from the marketplace the following SKUs in their HOT POCKETS® line as a result of the Rancho Feeding Company recall of meat products.
Nestlé did not purchase meat directly from Rancho; however, it did receive a small quantity of meat that was used at Nestlé’s Chatsworth, CA, production operation, a facility devoted entirely to HOT POCKETS® brand sandwiches.
The products being recalled are HOT POCKETS® brand Philly Steak and Cheese in three different pack sizes and HOT POCKETS® brand Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese in the two-pack box. No other batches, sizes, including multi-packs, or varieties of HOT POCKETS® brand products are affected.
Brookshire Grocery Company only carries one item affected by this recall (UPC 43695071078), but all items included in the recall are shown below.
Consumers who may have purchased the affected batches of HOT POCKETS® brand Philly Steak and Cheese should not consume it, but instead should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact Nestlé Consumer Services at (800) 392-4057.
USDA notes that no illnesses have been reported in relation to the Rancho Feeding Corporation recall.
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