Sunday, December 11, 2016

Cliff Bars and Waffle Mix Chocolate Recalls

Two recalls to share this evening with you all. One has to do with Salmonella (again, how many times is this going to happen before the government and companies start dealing with food in safer ways?) and non-food contamination. As always please click on the links for further information so you can protect yourself and your family.


Publix Recalls Publix Premium Pancake and Waffle Mixes Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 7, 2016 - LAKELAND, Fla – Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for certain Publix Premium Pancake and Waffle Mixes after being informed by the supplier that milk powder used as an ingredient may contain Salmonella.

The mixes were sold at Publix stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina.  All lot codes of the following items are affected by this recall:

Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps and most individuals recover without treatment. In some cases, diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.  The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

"As part of our commitment to food safety, potentially impacted product has been removed from all store shelves,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. "To date, there have been no reported cases of illness. Consumers who have purchased the product in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund. Publix customers with additional questions may call our Customer Care department at 1-800-242-1227 or visit our website at www.publix.comdisclaimer icon. Customers can also contact the US Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366).” 

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 186,000 employees, with 2015 sales of $32.4 billion. Currently Publix has 1,135 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 19 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.comdisclaimer icon.


Voluntary Class II Recall of Chocolate Hazelnut Butter CLIF® Nut Butter Filled

Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary Class II recall of one production run of Chocolate Hazelnut Butter CLIF® Nut Butter Filled energy bars due to the presence of small plastic pieces found in a limited number of bars sold in the U.S. Clif Bar has not received any reports of injuries as a result of the plastic; however, the company is initiating the voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution.

Only product meeting the following criteria is affected:

Individual bars of Chocolate Hazelnut Butter CLIF® Nut Butter Filled energy bars with “best by” dates of 10JUN17N4 or 11JUN17N4

12-count caddies of Chocolate Hazelnut Butter CLIF® Nut Butter Filled energy bars with “best by” dates of 10JUN17N4 or 11JUN17N4; and

UPC Codes:

a. Bar: 7-22252-26800-6

b. 12-count Caddy: 7-22252-36800-3 

c. Case: 00722252-56800-7

No other CLIF® Nut Butter Filled energy bar products, pack sizes, configurations, or flavors are affected.

The company is asking consumers to return product to the store where purchased to request an exchange or full refund. Affected product should then be discarded and not consumed.

Consumers with questions may contact 1-866-967-9776, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST, Monday-Friday.


Doreen Pendgracs said...

Hi TammyJo. I've never tried the Nut Butter Cliff Bars, but I do love the Almond ones and the dark cherry and chocolate ones that come in a box at Costco. Thx for the info about the recalls. Season's Greetings!

TammyJo Eckhart said...

Sundays or Monday (depending on the FDA) I always share these recalls. I consider it part of my mission to help people just learn about products but to protect themselves, too.

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