Sunday, July 29, 2018

Check Your Swiss Rolls for Salmonella

Some more chocolate and cocoa related recalls to share with you all this last Sunday in July 2018.


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Gift Tree Caramel Recall 

GiftTree, a gift basket company based in Vancouver, WA, is voluntarily recalling 94,000 units of “Sherman Candy Caramels” sold online in the several Gift Baskets because they may contain undeclared pecans, walnuts, almonds and/or peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product.

The affected “Sherman Candy Caramels” are sold in the Metropolitan Gourmet Gift Basket, Encore Gourmet Gift Basket, Champagne and Confections Gift, Toast of California Wine Basket, California Classic Gift Basket, The 5th Avenue Wine Gift Basket, Fit for Royalty Gourmet Basket, As Good As Gold Gift Basket, Sophisticated Gourmet Mailer, Fresh Fruit and Chocolate Keepsake Chest, Country Estate Gift Basket, Italian Roast Coffee Chest and Veuve Clicquot Tasting Gift Basket. No other products within these gift baskets or other products sold by GiftTree or 1stopflorists.com are subject to recall.

The recalled “Sherman Candy Caramels” in gift baskets were shipped directly to consumers nationwide by Gift Services and sold by GiftTree and 1stopflorists.com from July 1, 2017 through July 16, 2018.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the caramels ingredient potentially includes pecans, walnuts, almonds and/or peanuts but the finished “Sherman Candy Caramels” does not reveal the presence of those allergens on the product packaging.

Customers who purchased or received gift baskets that contain affected “Sherman Candy Caramels” and have an allergy to pecans, walnuts, almonds or peanuts are urged not to consume and should dispose of the Sherman Candy Caramels.

Customers with questions or concerns for a replacement or credit towards future purchases may contact GiftTree’s Customer Relations department at 1-877-657-7961 or recall@giftservices.com, Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. We will respond quickly and with great care to customer complaints and questions to ensure the best possible customer experience.

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

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Swiss Rolls Recalls

As a precautionary measure, Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is voluntarily recalling Swiss Rolls sold under the brand names Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square, and Great Value, distributed nationwide, and Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, due to the potential presence of Salmonella in an ingredient, whey powder. The ingredient recall was initiated by a third-party whey powder manufacturer and supplier. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled items. See below for list of UPC #s and “best by” dates.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The recalled products are:


Consumers should not consume these products.

Affected product should be discarded or may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call Flowers’ Consumer Relations Center at 1-866-245-8921. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Consumers also may contact the center via e-mail by visiting www.flowersfoods.com/contact/consumers.

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