December 13, 2017

Undeclared Nuts Prompt Recalls of Aunt Beth’s Cookies and Wegmans’ Bulk Nut Crunch

In two separate recalls, the possible presence of undeclared nuts in food products have prompted their removal from store shelves. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports that both Aunt Beth’s Cookies (located in Mishawaka, Indiana) and First Source (headquartered in Tonawanda, New York) have issued these voluntary recalls. Aunt Beth’s Cookies recalled nine (9) varieties of cookies after it was ascertained the cookies might have been contaminated by peanuts or tree nuts during the manufacturing process; the potential presence of the nut allergens was not listed on the product labeling. These cookies were distributed through wholesalers in the states of Indiana and Illinois. Sold between January 1, 2017 and September 28, 2017, the varieties of cookies affected by the recall … [Read more...]

Jansal Valley® Dried Chili De Arbol Peppers Recalled for Undeclared Peanuts

Sid Wainer & Son® has just recalled its “Jansal Valley® Dried Chili De Arbol Peppers” product. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports that these dried chili peppers may contain peanuts, an allergen that was not identified on the labeling of their clear plastic clamshell containers. Sid Wainer & Son® is headquartered in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The dried chili de arbol peppers were distributed to retail grocery store chains across the United States. The individual 1-ounce containers, packaged in cases containing 12 units each, were stamped with the “Best By” dates of 9/11/2018, 9/22/2018, and 9/26/2018. People who are allergic to peanuts run the risk of life-threatening illness if they ingest these dried chili de arbol peppers. They have been advised to throw … [Read more...]

Raisin Bran Recalled Nationwide by Whole Foods Market

The (FDA) reports that Whole Foods Market has issued a nationwide recall for its “365 EVERYDAY VALUE ORGANIC RAISIN BRAN.” This so-called “raisin bran” contains peanuts that were not declared on the product labeling due to a packaging error in which the raisin bran boxes were filled with “Peanut Butter Cocoa Balls” cereal instead of raisin bran. Peanuts can be a life-threatening allergen for many people, causing dangerous illness or anaphylaxis shock if consumed. In fact, peanut allergies can be the most deadly. People who are allergic to peanuts should either throw the boxes away or return them, along with their receipt, to their place of purchase for a refund. The cereal boxes affected by the recall were shipped to Whole Foods Market stores across the United States. This cereal was … [Read more...]

Mochi Ice Cream Recalled by Mikawaya for Undeclared Peanuts

Mikawaya has issued a recall of its “Mikawaya Brand Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream” for undeclared peanuts. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this recall was prompted by a customer who alerted the company that the ice cream contained undeclared peanut butter. The ice cream, distributed to all Trader Joe’s stores nationwide, is packaged in a paperboard box which contains 9.1 ounces (258g) of 6 1.5-ounce (43g) pieces. The affected boxes are stamped with a UPC code of 070934990609 and the lot number LOT 090-17. People who are allergic to peanuts may experience life-threatening anaphylaxis shock if they eat the Mochi ice cream product. They should either dispose of it or return it to Trader Joe’s for a refund. … [Read more...]

Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices Recalled for Undeclared Peanuts

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that a volunteer recall has been issued by Unilever for certain packages of “Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices.” These packages may actually contain “Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint Slices” – a product that contains peanut allergens. The affected lot of erroneously packaged and labeled ice cream products was shipped nationwide to retail stores. They are packaged in a paperboard box labeled as “Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices” and containing 9-fluid ounces (266 mL) of 3 individually wrapped ice cream slices. These boxes are marked with the “Best By” date “AUG1218LT2,” the UPC code “076840657940” and the lot number “AUG1218LT2.” People who are allergic to peanuts and peanut butter could … [Read more...]

Wegmans Original Killer Brownies with Pecans Recalled

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., has released a peanut allergen alert for its “Wegmans Original Killer Brownies with Pecans” product. This recall was triggered after a Wegmans employee noticed that cases of the brownies received from the manufacturer, Killer Brownie Distributing, Ltd. (Dayton, Ohio), were erroneously labelled as “Original Brownies with Pecans.” The cases actually contained “Peanut Butter Brownies” that contain peanut allergens. Approximately 612 pounds of the product were incorrectly packaged and labelled. 247 pounds were sold to customers; the remaining 365 pounds were removed from store shelves and inventories. The recall only affects “Original Brownies with Pecans” sold in 15 Wegmans stores in New York State. These are: the Onondaga store in Syracuse, the Sheridan and … [Read more...]

Casey’s Bakery Recalls Snickers Cakes for Undeclared Peanuts

Casey's Bakery Inc. of Sioux Center Iowa is recalling all Snickers cakes produced prior November 14, 2015, because the cakes contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts should not eat these cakes as they run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they do. The 8 x 8 inch cakes, sold in foil trays with clear plastic lids,  and are sold frozen. They have a net weight is 23 oz. were distributed to stores in Orange City, Hartley and Hawarden. They were also sold at the Casey's Bakery retail store in Sioux Center. The cakes were only distributed within the state of Iowa. All cakes with date codes prior to 696 or purchased before Nov. 14, 2015 are being recalled. The code is on the back of the product package. At the time … [Read more...]

Pecan Turtledoves Candies Recalled for Undeclared Peanuts

Virginia Diner Inc. of Wakefield, VA is recalling 10 oz. cans of Happy Holidays Pecan Turtledoves Chocolate Caramel Pecan Clusters (Candy) sold as fundraisers for undeclared peanuts. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts should not eat these products as they run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they do. The recalled product has the UPC Code 0 85582 01155 2, lot code 092915 PNT, and best by date of 09 23 16 in 10 oz cans labelled Happy Holidays Pecan Turtledoves Chocolate Caramel Pecan Clusters. The recall does not apply to any other Virginia Diner branded products. The recalled Pecan Turtledoves were sold and distributed via fundraising organizations between September 30, 2015 and November 5, 2015. Orders were shipped from September 30 to … [Read more...]

Harris Teeter Blue Cheese Jalapeno Seasoning Recalled for Undeclared Peanut

B&M, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Mo. is recalling Harris Teeter, HT Traders seasoning blends that contain ground cumin that may contain undeclared peanut protein. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled product was sold at Harris Teeter stores B&M, Inc. was notified by one of their suppliers that one lot of ground cumin and some of the seasonings containing this lot had potentially been contaminated with peanut protein. The products were shipped to retailers on December 1, 2014. The recalled Harris Teeter product is Blue Cheese Jalapeno Seasoning  packaged in a 6oz clear square glass bottle with a black metal cap and a label weight of 3.7oz (104.9g), lot … [Read more...]

Archer Farms, Fresh Market Cumin Recalled for Undeclared Peanut

B&M, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Mo. is recalling seasoning blends containing ground cumin sold under the brand names Archer Farms and The Fresh Market because they may contain undeclared peanut.  People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled products are sold at Target and The Fresh Market stores. B&M, Inc. was notified by one of their suppliers that one lot of ground cumin and some of the seasonings containing this lot had potentially been contaminated with peanut protein. The products were shipped to retailers from December 1, 2014 through January 7, 2015. The recalled Archer Farms product is ground cumin packaged in a 6oz clear square glass bottle with a silver … [Read more...]

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