Monday, August 15, 2016

E. Coli, Metal, and Peanut Recalled Recalls!

Wow, what a spread of problems in our food to share with you all today. Some of these recalls are so massive that I'm just linking to the huge lists of products affect. Click the links, a new window will open, and get the information you need to protect yourself and your family.

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Rabbit Creek Products Recalls -- Bread, Brownies, and Muffin Mixes

Rabbit Creek Products of Louisburg, KS is recalling certain flavors of Bread mixes, Muffin mixes and Brownie mixes under the Rabbit Creek Products and other Private label brand names due to the potential presence of Escherichia coli O121 (E. coli O121). People usually get sick from E. coli O121, also referred to as STEC O121, 2-8 days (average of 3-4 days) after swallowing the bacteria. Most people develop diarrhea (often bloody) and abdominal cramps. Most people recover within a week. Some illnesses last longer and can be more severe, resulting in a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS can occur in people of any age, but is most common in young children under 5 years, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of HUS can include fever, abdominal pain, pale skin tone, fatigue and irritability, small, unexplained bruises or bleeding from the nose and mouth, and decreased urination. People who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

The recalled dry mixes were distributed nationwide in retail stores and online sales December 2015 through February 2016.  Please see the list below for the mixes involved and the best by dates for those affected mixes.  For representative labeling, please see our website.

No illnesses have been reported to date to Rabbit Creek.  No other products sold by Rabbit Creek Products are involved in this recall

This recall was initiated after our suppliers notified us that we received General Mills flour which was recalled due to the potential presence of E. coli O121.

Please destroy any affected product and return the label to Rabbit Creek, PO Box 1059, Louisburg, KS 66053 for a refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-837-3073 Monday through Thursday between 8am and 4pm CT. 




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Country Home Voluntarily Recalls 12- and 24-Count Gourmet Cookies Sold Through ShopRite Stores Fresh Bake Department

Country Home has initiated a voluntary recall of Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel Cookies sold at ShopRite stores in its Fresh Bake department. These cookies were sold in 12- and 24-count containers and may also be part of the 12- and 24-count variety packages of cookies.

The recalled cookies may contain small pieces of metal fragments. This is an isolated incident and no other products sold in the Fresh Bake department are involved in this product recall.

The cookies were sold between July 19 and Aug. 4, 2016. Affected items have the following information noted on their labels: 

Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel Cookies, UPC 28978500000, UPC 28977600000

Gourmet Variety Pack Cookies, UPC 38978600000 and UPC 28977200000

and are sold in ShopRite Fresh Bake departments.

"We are advising customers who purchased 12- and 24-count Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel Cookies and Gourmet Variety Pack Cookies at ShopRite between July 19 and Aug. 4 to return them for an immediate refund or replacement," said ShopRite spokeswoman Karen Meleta.

No injuries related to the recall have been reported.

ShopRite has reached out via phone calls and email to ShopRite Price Plus Club customers who have purchased this product to alert them to the recall. ShopRite urges its customers to keep their Price Plus Club information updated, so they can be contacted in case of such events. Customers wishing to update their information can call 1-800-SHOPRITE or visit ShopRite.com.

Customer questions or concerns about the recall can be directed to 1-800-ShopRite (1-800-746-7748).

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Beyond Better Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanuts In Mislabeled Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Beyond Better Foods, LLC is recalling select cases from a single production run of Enlightened brand Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip ice cream because they may have been packaged in Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream containers and thus contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The affected product was distributed nationwide in retail stores. Beyond Better Foods is taking immediate steps to recall all affected product.

(This is a complicated recall. Read the below paragraph a few times to understand it. I've bolded, italicized, and underlined the important bits.)

This recall is the result of mislabeled product. Specifically, portions of one lot of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip ice cream was mistakenly filled in pint sized Enlightened brand Mint Chocolate Chip pint containers, and capped with Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip labeled lids. These packages have a base container labeled “Mint Chocolate Chip,” a lid labeled “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip” and are filled with Peanut Butter Chocolate chip ice cream. The opaque container reveals tan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip ice cream inside -- not light green Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. All affected products have a “best by” date of November 18, 2017.

Customers who have purchased mislabeled Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip ice cream in an Enlightened brand Mint Chocolate Chip container are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Questions may be directed to 1-800-819-2998 Monday-Friday between 9AM and 5PM Eastern Time.

Investigation regarding the source of this mislabeling is ongoing, though it is believed to be an isolated incident.

To date, no illnesses have been reported related to this recall.

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