June 4, 2023

Backpacker’s Pantry Blueberry Peach Crisp Recalled For Almonds

Backpacker's Pantry Blueberry Peach Crisp has been recalled because it contains almonds, one of the nine major food allergens, that was not declared on the label as required by the FDA. Anyone who is allergic to or sensitive to almonds, or tree nuts, could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. One illness has been reported to the company in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is American Outdoor Products of Boulder, Colorado. The product lists almonds on the ingredient statement, but the "Contains" statement did not declare almonds. This product was sold nationwide in retail stores and was also sold through online sales. The recalled product is Backpacker's Pantry Blueberry Peach Crisp that is packaged in 4.6 ounce pouches. The UPC number … [Read more...]

Drift From a Poultry Farm Moved Aerosols Onto Nearby Almond Orchard

A new study has shown that drift from a poultry farm moved aerosols onto a nearby almond orchard and altered the leaf microbiome. The study was published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Raw almonds have been linked to Salmonella outbreaks in the past. There were also outbreaks linked to raw almonds in 2000 and 2005 in California, and in 2012 in Australia. The movement of pathogens from animal operations into adjacent plant crop fields is not well characterized. The study showed that dust and bioaerosols moved from a commercial poultry operation a short distance into an almond orchard. The scientists found that the microbiome on the leaves was altered. The study was conducted over a two year period. Swabs of orchard soil surface and air, soil, and almond leaf samples … [Read more...]

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