Monday, November 7, 2016

Listeria & Eggs Cause More Chocolate Recalls, November 7, 2016

Well, darn it! We're starting off November with a Listeria recall as well as a missing ingredient recall. Frankly unless you have the allergy for the missing ingredient, I wouldn't worry too much about it personally but that has to be your choice. Remember I'm only sharing the ones related to chocolate so be on the lookout for others. And click on the links so you can get the full information to protect your families and yourself.

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7 McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams Recalled

Santa Barbara, CA - Out of an abundance of caution, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams is undertaking a voluntary recall of selected, 16 oz. (pint size) packages of ice cream produced by a contract manufacturer because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The seven affected flavors, available only in pints, accounts for approximately 15% of the pint-packaged ice cream products carrying the McConnell’s brand label. All of the recalled products were manufactured and packaged in a facility owned by a contract manufacturer, Dr. Bob’s of Upland, LLC. No other products were affected. Ice cream produced at McConnell’s Santa Barbara facility are not included in the recall. No illnesses have been reported.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found 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 McConnell’s and other ice cream companies this year.

Because this recall affects only McConnell’s products manufactured by the contract manufacturer (sic) facility, it is important that consumers carefully check the following flavor/code date combinations to be certain the correct products are removed.

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

Dutchman’s Chocolate JUL 27 2017, OCT 01 2017 and OCT 05 2017

Mint Chip SEP 08 2017, SEP 30 2017, OCT 07 2017, DEC 01, 2017, DEC 30, 2017, JAN 04, 2018, JAN 05, 2018

Peppermint Stick JUL 25, 2017, JUL 26, 2017, SEP 30, 2017

Salted Caramel Chip OCT 07, 2017, OCT 20, 2017, DEC 22, 2017, JAN 06, 2018, JAN 07, 2018
Sweet Cream JUL 27, 2017, SEP 08, 2017, OCT 01, 2017, OCT 21, 2017, DEC 08, 2017, DEC 21, 2017, DEC 24, 2017

Turkish Coffee JUL 28, 2017, SEP 22, 2017, OCT 07, 2017, Dec 06, 2017

Vanilla Bean JUL 13, 2017, JUL 25, 2017, JUL 27, 2017, OCT 01, 2017, OCT 15, 2017, DEC 07, 2017, DEC 25, 2017, JAN 03, 2018, JAN 06, 2018

The recalled ice cream was distributed in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI to retail stores.

The product comes in a 16-ounce (pint size) paper package marked with “Best By” lot numbers listed above and printed in black on the bottom of the carton.

Consumers who have purchased any of the seven 16-ounce (pint size) packages of McConnell’s ice cream should not eat these products and are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company recall hotline at 866-723-2454 between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm E.S.T., Monday through Friday. Customers may also contact McConnell’s by email at recall@mcconnells.com.

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Whole Foods Market Chocolate Croissants Recalled

I couldn't find a good image of these but I've include their logo just in case you are unfamiliar with it.

Rockville, Md. – Select Whole Foods Market stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, New Jersey, Virginia and Washington D.C. are voluntarily recalling batches of its Chocolate Croissants because the product contains eggs and the ingredient was not declared on product packaging. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

This recall only applies to Whole Foods Market’s stores in its Mid-Atlantic region, which include 51 stores located throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, New Jersey, Virginia and Washington D.C. The recalled products were made and packaged in-house in clear plastic containers in counts of six. Each product also had a white label on top of the package that included the product name “Chocolate Croissants 6pk,” UPC0248422008994 and sell-by dates on or before Nov. 5, 2016.

All affected product has already been removed from store shelves and no adverse reactions have been reported, to date.

Customers who have purchased this product can bring the item or receipt into the store for a full refund. Customers with additional questions can contact Mid-Atlantic Regional Support Office: 301-984-4874. Please check the Whole Foods Market website to find the location and hours of the store nearest to you.

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TammyJo Eckhart said...

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