Sunday, May 15, 2016

Listeria Affects Chocolate Products, Too!

Amid a massive frozen food recalls about Listeria (you need to check into that, Sisters and Brothers) there are some chocolate related recalls, too. Read closely to protect yourself and your love ones.

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Schulze and Burch Biscuit Co. Recalls Various Millville Protein Chewy Bars Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Schulze and Burch Biscuit Co., of Chicago, ILL  is voluntarily recalling a variety of Millville Protein Chewy Bars products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The Millville Protein Chewy Bars products were nationally distributed through Aldi stores and the company is recalling the following products. Consumers can find UPC codes and Best By/Date Codes on each package.

UPC Product Description Best By / Code Date

041498195601 Millville Protein Chewy Bars (Peanut, Dark Chocolate & Almond) DEC 04 16 1T1

041498195601 Millville Protein Chewy Bars (Peanut, Dark Chocolate & Almond) DEC 04 16 2T1

041498195601 Millville Protein Chewy Bars (Peanut, Dark Chocolate & Almond) DEC 18 16 1T1

041498195601 Millville Protein Chewy Bars (Peanut, Dark Chocolate & Almond) DEC 18 16 2T1

041498195601 Millville Protein Chewy Bars (Peanut, Dark Chocolate & Almond) DEC 31 16 2T1

041498195601 Millville Protein Chewy Bars (Peanut, Dark Chocolate & Almond) JAN 01 17 1T1

041498195601 Millville Protein Chewy Bars (Peanut, Dark Chocolate & Almond) JAN 01 17 2T1

041498195601 Millville Protein Chewy Bars (Peanut, Dark Chocolate & Almond) JAN 14 17 1T1

041498195601 Millville Protein Chewy Bars (Peanut, Dark Chocolate & Almond) JAN 14 17 2T1

041498195601 Millville Protein Chewy Bars (Peanut, Dark Chocolate & Almond) JAN 15 17 1T1

041498195601 Millville Protein Chewy Bars (Peanut, Dark Chocolate & Almond) JAN 20 17 2T1

041498195601 Millville Protein Chewy Bars (Peanut, Dark Chocolate & Almond) JAN 21 17 1T1

041498195151 Millville Protein Chewy Bars (Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate) JAN 01 17 2T1

041498195151 Millville Protein Chewy Bars (Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate) JAN 02 17 1T1

041498195151 Millville Protein Chewy Bars (Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate) JAN 15 17 1T1

041498195151 Millville Protein Chewy Bars (Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate) JAN 15 17 2T1

Schulze and Burch Biscuit Co. became aware of the potential contamination when informed by our supplier that the sunflower seeds may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes . We are working closely with FDA to continue to investigate the problem further.

Consumers who have purchased any of the above products are urged to dispose of or return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with any questions may call the Consumer Contact: (888) 886-3879.

Consumer Care Team is available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.– 4:30p.m. (PST).

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Two Food Recalls of Sweet & Salty Trail Mix - Because of Possible Health Risk, Due to Potential Presence of Listeria Monocytogenes

This is a combination of two recalls you can find here and here

#1: Rucker’s Wholesale and Service Co. of Bridgeport, IL is voluntarily recalling the specific code dates listed below of Uncle Bucks Sweet & Salty Trail Mix peg bag, due to the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  Although, healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The affected product is packaged in a 3.oz, clear bag with Uncle Buck paper header card, UPC 752545073390. This only affects packages with best by codes 031417 & 041817. The recall of Uncle Bucks Sweet & Salty Trail Mix is distributed nationwide in Bass Pro Shops stores.

Please note, no illnesses reported to date.

#2: Rucker’s Makin’ Batch Candies, Inc. of Bridgeport, IL is voluntarily recalling the specific code dates listed below of Dollywood Sweet & Salty Trail Mix cello bag, due to the potential presence of Listeria Monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although, healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The affected product is packaged in an 11 oz. clear bag with Dollywood Theme Park label, UPC 490000503272. This only affects packages with best by codes 11-22-16 and 1-6-17. The product is distributed at Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Please note, no illnesses have been reported to date.

Rucker’s learned about the problem after being notified by our supplier that sunflower kernels used in the Sweet & Salty Trail Mix were recalled for potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

DO NOT CONSUME this product, consumers whom wish to receive a refund for unused portions or have questions, may contact Rucker’s at 618-945-2411, or 800-663-1857 Mon - Fri 7:30AM - 4:30PM CST, or email - customerservice@ruckerscandy.com


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