August 18, 2019

Cookie Dough Cafe Recalls Chocolate Chip Bars For Undeclared Peanuts

Juju Bakes, LLC, doing business as The Cookie Dough Cafe of Bloomington, Illinois is recalling 15 cases of Chocolate Chip Chilled Gourmet Edible Cookie Dough Bars because they may contain peanuts, one of the major food allergens. Anyone who is allergic to peanuts could have a life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat this product. No reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with this recall. The Cookie Dough Cafe Chocolate Chip Chilled Gourmet Cookie Dough Bar was distributed in Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota, and West Virginia via Lipari Foods at select retail stores. The recalled product is packaged in a 1.6 ounce, white and turquoise package marked with lot # 19177. The expiration date on the product is … [Read more...]

New Advice for Parents of Children at Risk for Peanut Allergies

A new qualified health claim from the government advises that some parents of babies who are at risk for developing a peanut allergy could introduce them to peanut butter at a young age. This seemingly contradictory advice comes after a clinical trail at the National Institutes of Health found this practice reduces the number of people who develop this serious allergy. Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies, and is one of the most dangerous. Reactions to peanuts is the leading cause of death related to food-induced anaphylaxis in this country. Most people who are allergic to peanuts develop the allergy early in life and never outgrow it. The prevalence of peanut allergies has more than doubled in children from 1997 to 2008. About 2% of all people in this country are … [Read more...]

NIH Issues Guidelines to Prevent Peanut Allergies

Many of the pieces we write have to do with products recalled for undeclared allergens. One of the most serious allergens is the peanut. Some people are so allergic to peanuts that a very tiny amount can produce anaphylactic shock or death. A panel sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is part of the National Institutes of health, has issued clinical guidelines to help health care providers introduce peanut containing foods to infants to prevent peanut allergies. Peanut allergies is a growing problem. Those with this allergy have to be vigilant about the foods they eat and even the environment around them to avoid peanuts and peanut products. Research has been showing that introducing peanuts and peanut-containing foods into an … [Read more...]

Dutch Valley Recalls Honey Roasted Peanuts For Undeclared Allergen

Dutch Valley is recalling Honey Roasted Peanuts due to undeclared milk and wheat ingredients. People  with food allergies to milk or wheat should not eat these products as doing so may cause a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction. There have been no illnesses or issues reported regarding consumption of this product to date. The recalled product is identified with the following information: item # 050143, UPC# 8 77245 00143 3, "Best By" date prior to and including 1/21/14. The Best By date is located next to nutritional panel The peanuts were sold in clear 11-oz retail packages that were distributed cases containing 12 packs each. The recalled product was sold on the company's website and distributed to the following states: CT, DE, IL, KY, MD, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX and … [Read more...]

Peanut Corporation of America Executives Indicted

On February 21, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice indicted four former executives of the defunct Peanut Corporation of America on 76 counts. That corporation's peanut butter was responsible for a nationwide Salmonella outbreak in 2009 that sickened more than 700 people and killed nine. Stewart Parnell, owner and President, Michael Parnell, a food broker, and Samuel Lightsey, Blakeley operations manager, were charged with mail and wire fraud, the introduction of adulterated and misbranded food into interstate commerce with intent to defraud or mislead, and conspiracy. In addition, Stewart Parnell, Lightsey, and Mary Wilkerson, office and quality assurance manager, were charged with obstruction of justice. And yesterday, Daniel Kilgore pled guilty to charges against him that included … [Read more...]

Boulder Ice Cream Recall Due To Sunland Peanuts

Boulder Ice Cream has  announced a voluntary recall of certain ice cream and gelato products manufactured using peanut ingredients recalled by Sunland Inc. for potential Salmonella contamination.  The company was notified by their manufacturer Fresca Foods, Inc. located in Louisville, CO that Sunland peanuts were and may have been used in the production of certain peanut butter products in the past. The products were distributed nationwide to  large supermarket chains; the larger format container products were distributed to food service. The UPC is located on the side and the "Best By" date is imprinted on the bottom of each 16 oz consumer pint container and on the sides of food service containers. All Yoki Bliss products contain a manufacture date. The recalled items include: 16 oz … [Read more...]

Bumble Bar Recalls Bars Made with Sunland Peanuts

Bumble Bar is recalling some lots of their Gluten Free Café™ Chocolate Sesame Bars and Gluten Free Café™ Cinnamon Sesame Bars because they were made with Sunland peanuts. Those nuts have been recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. Sunland made Trader Joe's Valencia peanut butter is linked to a Salmonella Bredeney outbreak that has sickened 38 people in the United States, most of them children. No illnesses have been associated with Bumble Bar recalled products. You can see the long list of UPC codes and lot codes of the recalled products at the FDA site. The products were distributed nationwide from June 2011 through October 2012 and sold primarily to retail stores and through internet orders. If you have purchased these products, destroy them or return them to the place of … [Read more...]

Four Derivative Recalls Linked to Sunland Whole Peanut Recall

Four companies are recalling peanut products relating to the Sunland recall for possible Salmonella contamination. The derivative recalls will expand now that Sunland has recalled whole roasted and raw peanuts. No illnesses have been reported in relation to these recalled products. JagRma LLC is recalling NuttZo Original 16 ounce Nut and Seed butter  because it was made with Sunland peanuts. The product was manufactured in October and November 2011 and has "Best By Dates" of 10/7/12 - 12/31/12 stamped on the lid or bottom of the jar. The UPC number is 894697002030, and the product description is NuttZo Original (BLUE Label). It was sold through natural grocery retail stores in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nevada, California, Arizona, Hawaii, … [Read more...]

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