Blue Bell Creameries Expands Recall of Products Produced in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Due to Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 7, 2015 – Brenham, TX – Blue Bell Creameries is expanding its recall of products that were produced in the Broken Arrow, Okla., plant to include Banana Pudding Ice Cream pints which tested positive forListeria monocytogenes, and additional products manufactured on the same line. These items have the potential to be 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, Listeriamonocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The products being recalled are distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts, convenience stores and supermarkets in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wyoming.
No illnesses have been confirmed to date.
On April 3, 2015, Blue Bell Creameries voluntarily suspended operations at its Broken Arrow, Okla., plant to thoroughly inspect the facility due to a 3oz. institutional/food service chocolate cup that tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes and was immediately withdrawn from all outlets. That product was only available to Blue Bell’s food service and institutional accounts and was recalled along with 3oz. vanilla and strawberry institutional/food service cups.
On April 4, 2015, out of an abundance of caution, Blue Bell began working with retail outlets to remove all products produced in Broken Arrow, Okla., from their service area. These products are identified with a code date ending in O, P, Q, R, S or T located on the bottom of the carton and they are a part of the voluntary market withdrawal.
On April 7, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration notified Blue Bell that the Banana Pudding Ice Cream pint tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. This pint was produced in the Broken Arrow, Okla., plant on February 12, 2015. Subsequently Blue Bell is recalling all products made on that one particular production line, from February 12, 2015 – March 27, 2015. These products were produced on that same line and have a code date ending in either S or T.
Recalled products produced in Oklahoma are identified by the code date on the bottom of the carton.
|Ice Cream Pints: UPC # 071899-05101 5||Code Date|
|Ice Cream Banana Pudding pint||021217S|
|Ice Cream Butter Crunch pint||021917S|
|Ice Cream Mint Chocolate Chip pint||022017S|
|Ice Cream Cookies ‘n Cream pint||030317S, 030617S|
|Ice Cream Homemade Vanilla pint||030417S|
|Ice Cream Dutch Chocolate pint||032317S|
|Ice Cream Moo-llennium Crunch pint||032417S, 032517S|
|Sherbet Pint: UPC # 0 71899-19990 8|
|Rainbow Sherbet pint||021717S, 021817S, 022317S, 030217S|
|Sherbet Quarts: UPC # 0 71899-18992 3|
|Orange Sherbet quart||032617S|
|Mixed Berry Sherbet quart||032717S|
|3 ounce Tab Lid Cup: Product #136 *Institutional/food service cup only|
|Rainbow Sherbet||022417S, 022617S, 022717S|
|Gold Rim Half Gallon: UPC # 0 71899-03720 0|
|Ice Cream Homemade Vanilla half gallon||030917T, 031017T, 031117T, 031217T, 031717T, 031717T, 031817T|
|Brown Rim Half Gallon: UPC # 0 71899-83548 6|
|Ice Cream Pistachio Almond half gallon||031317T|
|Light Half Gallon: UPC # 0 71899-73501 4|
|Ice Cream Homemade Vanilla Light half gallon||031917T|
Consumers who have purchased these items are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information consumers with questions may call 979-836-7977, Monday – Friday 8am – 5 pm CST or go to bluebell.com.
Amy’s Kitchen Recalls Various Products Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 22, 2015 – Petaluma, California – Amy’s Kitchen, Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 73,897 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the products identified on Attachment A. This recall is based on a recall notice from one of Amy’s organic spinach suppliers that Amy’s may have received organic spinach with the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Amy’s Kitchen is not aware of any illness complaints to date related to the recalled products identified in Attachment A. Out of an abundance of caution, however, Amy’s Kitchen is recalling these products based on the recall notice we received from our supplier.
The recalled products were distributed to stores nationwide in the United States and in Canada.
The recalled products are identified in Attachment A, and no other products or varieties are included in this recall.
Amy’s Kitchen has notified its distributors and retailers and is taking this voluntary action as a precautionary measure. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.
Consumers who have any of the products identified in the chart below are urged to dispose them or return them to the store where they were purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers may also call Amy’s at (707) 781-7535 [Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm (Pacific)].
ATTACHMENT A: LIST OF AMY’S KITCHEN PRODUCTS SUBJECT TO RECALL NOTICE DATED MARCH 22, 2015
|Lot Codes||Retail Unit
|Vegetable Lasagna, 12pk||000032||0-42272-00032-6||30-A215||9.5 oz. (269g)||Box||USA||Jan-21-2015|
|Vegetable Lasagna, CAN, 12pk||000032F||0-42272-90032-9||30-A215||269g||Box||Canada||Jan-21-2015|
|Tofu Vegetable Lasagna, 12pk||000033||0-42272-00033-3||30-B135||9.5 oz. (269g)||Box||USA||Feb-13-2015|
|Garden Vegetable Lasagna, 12pk||000041||0-42272-00041-8||30-B025||10.3 oz. (291g)||Box||USA||Feb-02-2015|
|Tofu Scramble, 12pk||000054||0-42272-00054-8||10-A305||9.0 oz. (255g)||Box||USA||Jan-30-2015|
|Enchilada Verde Whole Meal, 12pk||000085||0-42272-00085-2||10-A305||10.0 oz. (284g)||Box||USA||Jan-30-2015|
|Spinach Pizza, 8 pk||000102||0-42272-00102-6||30-A285||14.0 oz. (397g)||Box||USA||Jan-28-2015|
|Brown Rice & Vegetables Bowl, 12 pk||000161||0-42272-00161-3||30-A205||10.0 oz. (283g)||Box||USA||Jan-20-2015|
|Stuffed Pasta Shells Bowl, 12 pk||000178||0-42272-00178-1||30-C055||10.0 oz. (284g)||Box||USA||Mar-05-2015|
|Vegetable Lasagna Multi Pk,
|000201||0-42272-00201-6||30-A205||57 oz (6/9.5 oz.)||Box||USA||Jan-20-2015|
|Vegetable Lasagna LIS, 12 pk||000240||0-42272-00240-5||30-C145||9.5 oz. (269g)||Box||USA||Mar-14-2015|
|Brown Rice & Vegetables
Bowl LIS, 12 pk
|000243||0-42272-00243-6||30-A195||10.0 oz. (283g)||Box||USA||Jan-19-2015|
|Gluten Free Tofu Scramble
Breakfast Wrap, 12 pk
|000807||0-42272-00807-0||30-A265||5.5 oz. (156g)||Box||USA||Jan-26-2015|
|Gluten Free Tofu Scramble
Breakfast Wrap CAN, 12 pk
|Gluten Free Dairy Free Veg
Lasagna, 12 pk
|000814||0-42272-00814-8||30-B045||9.0 oz. (255g)||Box||USA||Feb-04-2015|
|Gluten Free Dairy Free
Veg Lasagna, CAN, 12 pk
|Vegetable Lasagna, 8 pk||000933||0-42272-00032-6||30-A305||9.5 oz. (269g)||Box||USA||Jan-30-2015|
|Enchilada Verde Whole Meal, 8pk||000940||0-42272-00085-2||10-A305||10.0 oz. (284g)||Box||USA||Jan-30-2015|
|Family Size Vegetable Lasagna, 8 pk||000965||0-42272-00965-7||30-C045||28.0 oz. (794g)||Box||USA||Mar-04-2015|
Kraft Foods Group Voluntarily Recalls Select Code Dates and Manufacturing Codes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinners Due to Possible Metal Pieces
Approx. 242,000 cases of the Original flavor with “Best When Used By” dates of September 18, 2015 through October 11, 2015 with “C2” directly below the date.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 17, 2015 — NORTHFIELD, Ill. — Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the Original flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner – due to the possibility that some boxes may contain small pieces of metal. The recalled product is limited to the 7.25-oz. size of the Original flavor of boxed dinner with the “Best When Used By” dates of September 18, 2015 through October 11, 2015, with the code “C2” directly below the date on each individual box. The “C2” refers to a specific production line on which the affected product was made.
Some of these products have also been packed in multi-pack units that have a range of different code dates and manufacturing codes on the external packaging (box or shrink-wrap), depending on the package configuration (see table below).
Recalled product was shipped to customers in the U.S. and several other countries, excluding Canada. The affected dates of this product were sold in only these four configurations:
- 7.25 oz. box, Original flavor
- 3-pack box of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor
- 4-pack shrink-wrap of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor
- 5-pack shrink-wrap of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor
The following is being recalled:
|Product Size||Name of Product||Sell Unit Best When Used By Code Date & Mfr. Code||Individual Box Best When Used By Code Date & Mfr. Code||Individual Box UPC||Multi-Pack Unit UPC|
|7.25 oz. each||Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner Original Flavor||N/A||18 SEP 2015 C2 through 11 OCT 2015 C2||0 21000 65883 1||N/A|
(Three 7.25 oz. Boxes)
Net Wt. 21.75 oz.
|3-Pack Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner Original Flavor||09 SEP 2015 XDG
27 SEP 2015 XDG
01 OCT 2015 XDG
02 OCT 2015 XDG
03 OCT 2015 XDG
20 NOV 2015 XDG
|18 SEP 2015 C2 though 11 OCT 2015 C2||0 21000 65883 1||0 21000 05076 5|
(Four 7.25 oz. Boxes)
Net Wt. 29 oz.
|4-Pack Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner Original Flavor||18 SEP 2015 C2
19 SEP 2015 C2
08 OCT 2015 C2
|18 SEP 2015 C2 though 11 OCT 2015 C2||0 21000 65883 1||0 21000 72540 3|
(Five 7.25 oz. Boxes)
Net Wt. 36.25 oz.
|5-Pack Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner Original Flavor||18 SEP 2015 through 11 OCT 2015 XAR or C2||18 SEP 2015 C2 though 11 OCT 2015 C2||0 21000 65883 1||0 21000 77436 4|
No other sizes, varieties or pasta shapes and no other packaging configurations are included in this recall. And no products with manufacturing codes other than “C2” below the code date on the individual box are included in this recall.
Kraft has received eight consumer contacts about this product from the impacted line within this range of code dates and no injuries have been reported. We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed.
The recalled product was shipped by Kraft to customers nationwide in the U.S. The product was also distributed to Puerto Rico and some Caribbean and South American countries — but not to Canada.
Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it. They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers also can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between 9:00am and 6:00pm (Eastern) for a full refund.
ABOUT KRAFT FOODS GROUP
Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT) is one of North America’s largest consumer packaged food and beverage companies, with annual revenues of more than $18 billion. The company’s iconic brands include Kraft, Capri Sun, Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters and Velveeta. Kraft’s 22,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada have a passion for making the foods and beverages people love. Kraft is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the NASDAQ-100 indices. For more information about Kraft, visit the Kraft Foods Group website and the Kraft Facebook page.
The full recall notice can be viewed on the FDA website.
Frontier Co-op Initiates Voluntary Class 1 Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from Organic Garlic Powder
Anne Rierson, Public Relations Manger
(319) 227-7996, ext.1163
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 16, 2015 – Frontier Co-op is voluntarily recalling several of its products manufactured with organic garlic powder that were sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, and one product sold under the Whole Foods Market brand due to potential Salmonella contamination. To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.
The product in question was raw material received by Frontier, which tested positive for Salmonella during a test by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Given that Salmonella may be present, Frontier is immediately initiating this recall.
Frontier Co-op is immediately initiating added precautions to the safety of the supply chain and instituting additional product testing, beyond FDA guidelines, to mitigate any future occurrence.
Consumption of products containing Salmonella 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, 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, endocarditic and arthritis.
Recalled products were sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada to distributors, retailers and consumers. Below the release is a list of products containing the organic garlic powder. Images of the affected products can be viewed at the Frontier Co-op website.
On foil bulk packages, the four-digit lot code will be found on the front label directly above the UPC code. On bottled items, the four-digit lot code can be found on the bottom of the bottle. On seasoning mixes, the four-digit lot code is embossed on the right side of the packet.
Consumers should not consume these products and should either throw away any remaining products or return to the point of purchase for a refund.
Please contact Frontier Co-op with any questions or to inquire about replacement or reimbursement at 1- 800-669-3275 Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm Central time.
The FDA has issued a consumer advisory about certain Blue Bell products made in Texas. Blue Bell has stopped production and distribution of ice cream products produced on that line and has removed them from stores and other retail outlets.
Affected products include:
|Product Name||Product UPC|
|6 pack Cotton Candy Bars||71899-62257|
|6 pack Sour Pop Green Apple Bars||71899-62258|
|12 pack No Sugar Added Mooo Bars||71899-62305|
This advisory in no way includes their half gallons, quarts, pints, cups, three gallon ice cream or the majority of take-home frozen snack novelties.
Consumers should not eat any of the products listed above. If these ice cream products are in your freezer, they should be thrown away, even if some of them have been eaten without anyone becoming ill.
For more information you can contact Blue Bell at 979-836-7977, Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm CST.
More information may also be found on the FDA website at the following address:
The FDA encourages consumers with questions about food safety to call 1-888-SAFEFOOD Monday – Friday between 10am – 4pm EST or to consult www.fda.gov.
Emeril’s Seasoning Recall
This recall is being initiated because the following product may contain undeclared Peanut Allergen.
EMERIL BLACKENED SEASONING (3.45 oz): UPC 074683-097633 Lot# 8/22/17, 8/25/17 and 12/09/17.
This items may contain recalled paprika.
Consumption of this product may affect people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Peanut Allergen and run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto Issues Allergy Alert for Limited Number of Jars of Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto Sea Salt Caramel Gelato Due to Undeclared Peanut
Media Contact: Jaime Stein 201-894-7760
Consumer Contact: 877-270-7393
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 27, 2015, Minneapolis, MN – Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto, a Unilever company, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of jars of Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto Sea Salt Caramel Gelato because they may inadvertently contain peanuts (as peanut butter), which are not listed as an ingredient on the label. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The affected product was distributed in one pint (473 mL) clear plastic jars marked with a unit UPC of 8685200024 located on the side of the jar, and a best by date of 05/19/16 located on the bottom of the jar. No other best by dates are affected.
The product was distributed nationwide in retail stores. No product was shipped outside the U.S.
Quart-sized containers of the Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto Sea Salt Caramel Gelato are not affected by this limited voluntary recall. No other Talenti brand gelato or sorbetto products are affected. No allergic reactions have been reported to date.
The company initiated the recall as a result of a consumer complaint.
Consumers who have purchased jars of the above product with the affected UPC and best by date are asked to immediately discontinue use of the product, retain the plastic jar and call 877-270-7393, which is operational 24 hours a day seven days a week, to request a replacement coupon.
This limited voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.