Sunday, December 3, 2017

No Plastic in Chocolate Products, Please

I tried a more eye-catching article title this time because I want you all to be safe.

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Fit and Active Chocolatey Chip Protein Meal Bars Recalled

Leclerc Foods has initiated a limited voluntary recall of a single lot of Fit and Active Chocolatey Chip Protein Meal Bars packages with UPC Code 41498-18695 and only affected products with a “best by” date of May 24, 2018.

The recall was initiated as a precautionary measure after a small piece of yellow plastic was discovered by a consumer. No illness or injury has been reported.

The product is available in 9.5 oz. boxes containing 6 bars per box. The date code can be found printed in white on the top of the box. The “best by” date of May 24, 2018 is the only date code affected by the recall.

This product was distributed in ALDI stores in 21 states (Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, District of Columbia (DC), New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia).

No other ALDI product is involved in this recall.

All stores that sell Fit andActive Chocolatey Chip Protein Meal Bars packages immediately removed the affected product (UPC Code 41498-18695) with a “best by” date of May 24, 2018 from their shelves.

Consumers with additional questions on the recall may contact Leclerc Foods Customer Service at 1-800-463-6144 between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm EST.
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Farrell Farms Dark Chocolate Nuts
Farrell Farms Recall

Farrell Farms, Inc. of Goldsboro, NC is recalling 7 oz Dark Chocolate Almonds, 7 oz Dark Chocolate Cashews, and 7 oz Dark Chocolate Pecans, because these products may contain undeclared milk. 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 Dark Chocolate Almonds, Cashews, and Pecans were distributed in NC. Product was sold at fairs and festivals and via our website www.farrellfarms.com from October 16th, 2017 until November 17th, 2017.

The individual retail units are in a clear cellophane heat sealed package. The product is labeled as Farrell Farms with the address 200 Gin Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530 on the label. Format of labels on retail units are similar for almonds, cashews, and pecan products.

No reports of illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after the supplier, Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Inc. of Myerstown, PA notified Farrell farms on November 18th, 2017 that the product was being recalled due to undeclared milk in the chocolate raw material used to coat the various nut products.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-919-583-4366, Mon-Sat, 8am to 5pm EST.
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Virginia Diner Issues Recall

Virginia Diner, Inc. is voluntarily issuing a recall of 10 oz. cans of Plow & Hearth Chocolate Covered Cashews at Plow & Hearth’s locations and nationwide (Mail Order) as a precaution because they may contain peanuts and peanut allergens. 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.  A label mix up was discovered by a consumer who received and opened a Cashew Tower Set (3 individual cashew cans) of which one can, the 10 oz. Chocolate Covered Cashews, were found to have Salted Peanuts.

The Virginia Diner, Inc. is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in administering this voluntary recall.  The Virginia Diner has not received any reports of illness or injury to date regarding this product.

Only the following PRODUCT and LOT CODE is affected, found on the bottom of each can:

UPC Code:  085582089193
Weight: 10 oz
Package Type:  Can
Label:  Plow and Hearth Chocolate Covered Cashews
Lot Code:  100917 XLSP
BEST BY:  10 04 18

This recall does not apply to any other Virginia Diner or Plow and Hearth branded products.

The Chocolate Covered Cashews, used in Cashew Towers (item #89291) were sold to and distributed from Plow and Hearth catalogs, www.PlowHearth.com website, and Plow and Hearth Retail Stores between October 25, 2017 and November 17, 2017.  Customers purchased Cashew Towers, from the Plow and Hearth Catalog, or purchased the Cashew Tower from a Plow and Hearth Store.  Virginia Diner and Plow and Hearth are requesting return of cans with the Lot Code of 100917 XLSP to a Plow and Hearth store, or to Plow and Hearth’s corporate office in Madison, VA for a replacement.

Consumers who have questions or concerns should contact the Virginia Diner at 866-296-6887, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm EDT.

Within the Cashew Tower is a can of Plow and Hearth Chocolate Covered Cashews (UPC Code: 0 85582 0919 3).  This one product may contain salted peanuts instead of chocolate cashews (the other two items in the tower are correct).

If the can of chocolate cashews has the following information printed on the bottom of the can, it is subject to this recall (see photo).

If the can does not contain this information but instead has a CCC printed at the end of the second line of the lot information, then it is not subject to this recall and is fine for sale in the store.  This is the only item within the tower that may be mislabeled, therefore a (CCC) on the bottom of the chocolate covered cashews verifies that the item is correct.

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