Sunday, November 17, 2013

Recalls November 17, 2013

Three recalls related to chocolate to share with you all today, Sisters and Brothers.  Remember to always go to the links we share for each and do your own follow up for any of these.


Consumer Contact: (800) 831-0828

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 11, 2013 - Palmer Candy Company of Sioux City, IA is recalling 102 cases of HyVee Chocolate Caramel Clusters and 90 cases HyVee Chocolate Covered Caramels because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled products were distributed throughout the Midwest to HyVee Stores.

HyVee Chocolate Caramel Clusters – UPC 7723212515 9 oz plastic tub with the following lot code: Sell By: 04/07/14 F30202 located on the bottom of each tub.

HyVee Chocolate Covered Caramels – UPC 7723212520 12 oz plastic tub with the following lot code: Sell By: 10/07/14 F30202 located on the bottom of each tub.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with either of the products being recalled.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the HyVee Chocolate Caramel Clusters were mispackaged in HyVee Chocolate Covered Caramel labels. The HyVee Chocolate Covered Caramel label does not list peanuts as an ingredient.

Consumers who have purchased HyVee Chocolate Caramel Clusters or HyVee Chocolate Covered Caramels are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Palmer Candy Company (800) 831-0828, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

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Consumer Contact:  1-866-839-8863

Media Contact:  1-866-839-8863 x 366

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2013 — Sequel Naturals Inc., dba “Vega,” announced today that it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily withdrawing a limited quantity of its Vega One Nutritional Shakes and Sports Performance Protein products due to finding trace amounts of chloramphenicol (CAP), a naturally occurring antibiotic.

Chloramphenicol is a prescription drug commonly used to treat typhoid fever and eye infections around the world. It should only be used under medical supervision. It has been associated with rare cases of aplastic anemia and allergic reactions in some people. A leading expert on CAP says that there have been no known cases of anemia caused by residual amounts found in food. Pregnant or lactating women should avoid this medication.

None of the Vega product formulations include CAP as an ingredient; however, an enzyme that was provided by a third party supplier, which constitutes less than 1% of the product ingredients, was found to contain trace amounts of CAP.

As a precautionary measure, Vega is voluntarily withdrawing all of the listed product from the market and has taken steps to ensure all future products are CAP-free, including using a different source of enzymes to prevent further potential contamination and assure consumers of product purity. These actions complete a voluntary product withdrawal and ingredient resourcing that applied to Canadian products as well.

“We’re doing this out of an overabundance of caution and to ensure that when you go to the shelf, you never have to wonder about the purity of a Vega product,” said Charles Chang, Vega President and Founder.

The Vega products were distributed nationwide in retail stores.

People who have severe sensitivity or allergies to chloramphenicol may run the risk of an allergic reaction if they consume these products.  There have been no reported allergic reactions from the listed products.

The following chocolate products listed here are being voluntarily withdrawn from sale -- there are other non-chocolate varieties on the link above so check it out if you have bought this product:

Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Chocolate 15.4 oz 47048001 08/2015
Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Chocolate 15.4 oz 47048000 08/2015
Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Chocolate 15.4 oz 47043200 07/2015
Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Chocolate 30.9 oz 47042403 08/2015
Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Chocolate 30.9 oz 47046801 08/2015
Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Chocolate 30.9 oz 47042401 07/2015
Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Chocolate 30.9 oz 47042402 08/2015
Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Chocolate 30.9 oz 47042400 07/2015
Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Chocolate 30.9 oz 47046802 08/2015
Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Chocolate 30.9 oz 47049101 09/2015
Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Chocolate 1.5 oz 47048600 08/2015
Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Chocolate 15.4 oz 47047300 07/2015
Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Chocolate 15.4 oz 47042300 07/2015
Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Chocolate 15.4 oz 47049601 09/2015
Vega Sport Performance Protein Chocolate 15.7 oz 47043500 07/2015
Vega Sport Performance Protein Chocolate 15.7 oz 47048301 08/2015
Vega Sport Performance Protein Chocolate 15.7 oz 47048300 08/2015
Vega Sport Performance Protein Chocolate 29 oz 47047600 08/2015
Vega Sport Performance Protein Chocolate 29 oz 47042900 07/2015
Vega Sport Performance Protein Chocolate 29 oz 47047602 08/2015


All the product from the lot codes listed are completely safe for the general population. This voluntary withdrawal does not apply to any other lot of Vega product distributed anywhere in Canada or the United States. If you have purchased a product from any of the lot codes below and wish to return it, please call or email Vega for a full refund: 1-866-839-8863 or www.vegarecall.com
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Consumer Contact: 804-556-0671

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 13, 2013 - RICHMOND, Virginia - 3 Fellers LLC is voluntarily initiating a product recall of 3 Fellers Chocolate Cream Pies with the UPC# 891796002732 as a precautionary measure. The recall was initiated after it was discovered by the company that the product may contain undeclared almonds. People who are allergic to almonds could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to almonds, there is no safety issue with the product. The company has received no reports of illnesses associated with this product.

This recall affects products with BEST BY DATES prior to 5/7/2014 on the bottom of the container. Products that have BEST BY DATES prior to 5/7/2014, but declare the allergen (almonds) on the label, are not included in this recall.

These products were distributed to Southern California, Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, and Kentucky.

No other 3 Fellers branded products are affected by this voluntary recall. Only products sold in the geographical area listed above are potentially affected.

Consumers in possession of the recalled product that have an allergy to almonds should not consume it and should discard it. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (804) 556-0671, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, EDT.

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