October 13, 2020

Back to Nature Organic Rosemary & Olive Oil Wheat Crackers Recalled

B*G Foods is voluntarily recalling a "very limited" number of boxes of a single date code of Back to Nature Organic Rosemary & Olive Oil Stoneground Wheat Crackers for undeclared peanut. A very limited number of the cracker boxes were inadvertently filled with foil wrapped pouches of peanut butter cookies. No  allergic reactions have been reported to the company to date. Anyone who has a severe peanut allergy could run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they eat the cookies contained in the boxes. There is no health risk for anyone who isn't allergic to peanuts. These crackers were distributed in retail stores nationwide. The recall is for Back to Nature Organic Rosemary & Olive Oil Stoneground Wheat Crackers packaged in 6 ounce boxes. The UPC number on the product is … [Read more...]

Signature Select Granola Bars Recalled For Peanuts: One Reaction

TreeHouse Foods is voluntarily recalling one flavor of Signature Select Granola Bars because they may contain peanuts, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label.  Anyone who  is allergic to peanuts could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they eat this product. There has been one report of an allergic reaction associated with the consumption of this product. Three consumer complaints and the report of an allergic reaction prompted the company to issue the recall.  While the outer carton indicates that the product is Chocolate Chip, some of the individually-wrapped bars in the carton may be Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip flavor. The granola bars were distributed in these stores: ACME Markets, Albertsons, Albertsons Market, Amigos, Andronico’s … [Read more...]

7-Select Yogurt Pretzels Recalled For Undeclared Peanuts

Mount Franklin Foods, LLC, doing business as Azar Nut Company of El Paso, Texas, is voluntarily recalling 7-Select Yogurt Pretzels because they may contain peanuts, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to peanuts could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses for allergic reactions have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product is 7-Select Yogurt Pretzels that are packaged in 5 ounce printed plastic pouches. The lot number and best by date combinations printed on the package are lot number YR20140 and best by date May 19, 2021; and lot number JT20147 and best by date May 26, 2021. Those numbers are printed on the bottom left front of the bag. The pretzels … [Read more...]

FDA Approves Palforzia For Treatment of Children’s Peanut Allergies

The FDA has approved the use of a new drug called Palforzia to mitigate peanut allergic reactions in children.  This is the first time a drug has been approved to treat this deadly type of food allergy, which can put a person into anaphylactic shock. The product is called Palforzia [Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) Allergen Powder-dnfp]. The treatment can be started in children ages 4 through 17 who have a confirmed diagnosis of. peanut allergy. Those who take Palforzia must still avoid peanut in their diets. Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research said in a statement, "Peanut allergy affects approximately 1 million children in the U.S. and only 1 out of 5 of these children will outgrow their allergy. Because there is no cure, allergic … [Read more...]

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...]

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