Sunday, June 2, 2013

Chocolate Recalls for June 2-3, 2013

Updated:  Surprise!  Normally we just post this on Sunday when the new announcements come out but today, Monday, we had more chocolate related recalls.  Since we want to help protect all of you, Sisters and Brothers, we have updated this post.

As always please check our links, the company itself, and the news for further information.

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Eco-Cuisine Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk (Extended Recall)

Consumer:
303-402-0289

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 23, 2013 - Eco-Cuisine of Boulder, Colorado is recalling all lots of T3314 Basic Brownie Mix, T3333 Betty Brownie Mix with Vanilla, T3388 Ground Beef Style Quick Mix, T3394 Sausage Style Quick Mix, T3416 Chocolate Cookie Mix, T3417 Lemon Muffin Mix, and T3418 English Scone Mix, CM25COOK Basic Cookie Mix 25 lb. bag, CM25MUFF Basic Muffin Mix 25 lb. bag, CM25SCON Basic Scone Mix 25 lb. Bag, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which 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 (which may be bloody), 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 (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The baking mix products were distributed nationwide through direct sales and food service distribution centers.

Products affected are:

Product Code Description Packaging Size
T3314 Eco-Cuisine Basic Brownie Mix 1 lb. bag/10 bags per box or 25 lb. bulk box
T3333 Eco-Cuisine Betty Brownie Mix with Vanilla 17.5 oz bag/10 bags per box
T3388 Eco-Cuisine Ground Beef Style Quick Mix 10 lb box
T3394 Eco-Cuisine Sausage Style Quick Mix 10 lb box
T3416 Eco-Cuisine Chocolate Cookie Mix 1 lb. bag/10 bags per case
T3417 Eco-Cuisine Lemon Muffin Mix 1 lb. bag/10 bags per case
T3418 Eco-Cuisine English Scone Mix 1 lb. bag/10 bags per case
CM25COOK Eco-Cuisine Basic Cookie Mix 25 lb bag
CM25MUFF Eco-Cuisine Basic Muffin Mix 25 lb bag
CM25SCON Ec-Cuisine Basic Scone Mix 25 lb bag
TV25PANC Eco-Cuisine Basic Pancake Mix 25 lb bag
TV10GBQM Eco-Cuisine "Ground Beef Style" Quick Mix 10 lb box
TV10CKQM Eco-Cuisine "Chicken Style" Quick Mix 10 lb box
RM10CKQM Eco-Cuisine "Chicken Style" Quick Mix 10 lb box
No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was as the result of notification by CHS Foods that ingredients used in the aforementioned products were being recalled for Salmonella. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased the above listed products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Eco-Cuisine Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm MDT at 303-402-0289

Eco-Cuisine
P.O. Box 17878
Boulder, CO 80308-0878
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International Desserts ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED Walnuts IN Uncle 
Eddies Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies

Consumer: 818-549-0056

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 31, 2013 - International Desserts of Glendale, California is recalling Uncle Eddies Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies in 12 oz bags, because it may contain undeclared walnuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to treenuts {chestnuts, brazil nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, cashews}, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Uncle Eddies Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies was distributed nationwide to retail grocers.

The Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies are in a 12 oz brown paper bag and can be identified by the following lot numbers #110813, and #58513.

No illness have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product labeled Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies contained Chocolate Chip Cookies with walnuts, product containing walnuts was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of walnuts. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes."

Consumers who have purchased Brand X are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-818-549-0056.)

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