Monday, November 21, 2016

Listeria And Dairy Recalls before Thanksgiving


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Agave Dream Ice Cream

Agave Dream of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA is recalling all vanilla, chocolate, cappuccino, chocolate chip and lavender ice creams packaged in pint sized containers, because it has 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.

Product was distributed across the United States through retail stores receiving product from KeHE Romeoville & Dallas warehouses, DPI NW, Americold Los Angeles & Modesto warehouses, IWI Franklin Indiana warehouse, Jakes Finer Foods Houston Texas, Haddon House Richburg South Carolina & Medford New Jersey, Grocery Outlet- CA, UNFI- Auburn Washington & Ridgefield Washington.

All of the recalled products were manufactured and packaged in a facility owned by a contract manufacturer, Dr. Bob’s of Upland, LLC. Recalled products are Agave Dream ice creams packed in pints with “best buy” date located at the bottom of the pint.

The following flavors and “Best By” dates are being recalled:

Flavor                UPC                                         Dates
Vanilla                8 9934900201 7 7/4/17, 9/8/17,10/9/17, 12/12/17, 1/14/18
Chocolate        8 9934900202 4 7/4/17, 8/5/17, 9/8/17, 10/9/17, 12/12/17, 12/24/17
Cappuccino        8 9934900204 8 7/4/17, 9/8/17, 12/2/17, 1/14/18
Chocolate Chip      8 9934900203 1 8/5/17, 12/12/17
Lavender                8 9934900206 2 12/2/17


No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall is the result of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finding samples positive for Listeria monocytogenes in the contract manufacturer’s facility and in finished product of another company’s brand, leading the contract manufacturer to recall all ice cream products it produced for Agave Dream.

Consumers who have purchased the identified Agave Dream ice cream products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 866-993-4438 or agavedream@sbcglobal.net. Monday-Friday, 9am PST-5pm PST.

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Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company, Inc. of Madison, WI is recalling select ice cream products, because they were made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by Aspen Hills, Inc., which has the potential to be contaminated with 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.

NOVEMBER 10, 2016 RECALL EXPANDED

The ice cream products were distributed to the following states AL, AZ, CA, FL, IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, NE, OH, PA, SC, VT, WA & WI. The ice cream products were distributed to various ice cream shops around the country, online outlets and limited grocery stores.

This recall includes the following products with code dates provided:

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. 3 Gallon Cartons 

Cookie Dough (code date 10/15/17, 10/21/17, 11/1/17 & 11/8/17),

Heaps of Love (code date 10/20/17, 10/28/17 & 11/8/17),

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough (code date 10/9/17, 10/18/17 & 11/1/17),

Sticks & Stones (code date 10/26/17).

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. Pints

Cookie Dough (code date 10/21/17).

The Baked Bear brand 3 Gallon Cartons

The Baked Bear brand Cookie Dough (code date 10/13/17, 10/15/17, 10/21/17).

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November 11, 2016 – Boulder, CO - Free2b Foods of Boulder, CO is recalling its chocolate Sun Cups for three specific Sell By dates, because it may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled chocolate Sun Cups were distributed nationwide in retail stores.

Specifics on the recalled products are found below. UPC codes are printed on the back of packages and Sell By dates are stamped in black on the back of packages.

Product                           Name                     UPC Code          Sell By Dates

Chocolate Sun Cups Double cups in purple 895444001405 02 Aug 17,
04 Aug 17, and 07 Aug 17

Chocolate Sun Cups Single cups in purple   895444001443 02 Aug 17,
04 Aug 17, and 07 Aug 17

The issue was discovered as a result of a consumer communication. One reaction has been reported to the company to date. Subsequent investigation by the company indicates that this milk-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk.  This occurred during a transition the company recently made to remove dairy from its products and facility while moving from a top 7 Allergen-Free facility to a Top 8 Allergen-Free facility.  They are now a dedicated Top 8 Allergen-Free manufacturing facility.

If you have these Sun Cups and a milk allergy, do not consume them. Please photograph the package with UPC code, then dispose of them or return them to: Free2b Foods, 5305 Spine Road #E Boulder, CO 80301. Free2b Foods will reimburse or replace products with new chocolate Sun Cups.

For questions, please contact 844-610-5673 between 8am-10pm MST or email hey@free2bfoods.com.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Cedar Crest Specialties, Inc. is recalling Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Monster Cookie and Pirate's Bounty ice cream flavors, bearing the following Product Name, Product Code Dates, and container sizes:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 3826, 3846, 4346, and 4326 Pints, 48 oz., and 3 gallon

Monster Cookie 3826 3 gallon

Pirate's Bounty 4346 48 oz.

Cedar Crest was notified on November 10 that the cookie dough in the above-referenced products, which is manufactured by Aspen Hills, Inc., has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that 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 products were distributed in retail stores throughout the Midwest. Cedar Crest Specialties is taking immediate steps to recall all affected products, as a voluntary, preventative safety measure.

Customers who have purchased Cedar Crest Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Monster Cookie and/or Pirate's Bounty flavors, bearing the affected Product Code dates and container sizes, are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Questions may be directed to 1-888-628-0730, Monday-Friday between 8AM and 4PM Central Time.

To date, no illnesses have been reported related to this recall.
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Chicago, IL - Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts is voluntarily being recalled due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination from Aspen Hills, Inc. Cookie Dough Pieces. 

This issue was identified when Aspen Hills, the supplier of the cookie dough pieces used as an ingredient in Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts, reported positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes. We immediately began an investigation and are voluntarily taking this action as a precautionary measure.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that 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.

There have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this issue to date.

The recall is for approximately 100,000 cases of Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts.

No other sizes, varieties or code dates of Weight Watchers Smart Ones products are included in this recall. (Click the Link for this article to see the full recall information.)

We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed.

Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it. They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers can also contact 1-866-572-3805. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern, for a full refund.

This product was distributed to retailers in the U.S. only.

2 comments:

Emilie Johnson said...

Thank you for all the useful information.

TammyJo Eckhart said...

I'm glad it is helpful. I want us all to enjoy chocolate, not be hurt by it.