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RECALL NOTICE: ICE POPS
As a precaution, the Ziegenfelder Company of Wheeling, WV is voluntarily recalling approximately 3,000 cases of Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The ice pops were distributed to retail grocers and distributors in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Product was delivered during a 15-day period from April 5 through April 19, 2018.
The frozen products were sold 12 to a package under the brand names Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops. The Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops carry the UPC code 0-74534-84200-9, and have lot codes D09418A through D10018B. The Sugar Free Pops carry the UPC code 0-74534-75642-9, and have lot codes D09318A through D10018B. Below are front and back representations of the packaged products as they appear in stores.
The voluntary recall was the result of a routine state inspection of the company’s Denver production facility which found Listeria monocytogenes in environmental samples collected by the inspector. The Ziegenfelder Company has ceased the production and distribution at the plant as the state of Colorado and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.
Consumers who have purchased the affected ice pops are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-683-0379 , Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm EST.
Good Foods Group, LLC, a Pleasant Prairie, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 130 pounds of fully cooked ready-to-eat curry chicken salad products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain tree nuts, specifically cashews, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
The ready-to-eat curry chicken salad items were produced on March 27, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]
• 130-lbs of 32 oz. deli cups with “GOOD FOODS, CURRY CHICKEN SALAD, MADE WITH WHITE MEAT CHICKEN” on the deli cup lid and “GOOD FOODS, ARTICHOKE & JALAPENO DIP, WITH rBST-FREE* GREEK YOGURT” on the side of the deli cup. The product bears lot code 489221-2B, with a time stamp range of 23:30 to 00:30.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-45623” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a retail locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin.
The problem was discovered on April 2, 2018 when the firm was notified by a customer that the deli cup container for the curry chicken salad products had a correct label on the lid, but an incorrect label on the side of the cup. The firm inadvertently labeled the side of the containers with labels for Artichoke & Jalapeno Dip, which does not contain cashews. Therefore, tree nuts (cashews) are not listed in the ingredient statement applied to the side of the cup.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen Issues Allergen Alert
Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen Inc. of Albert Lea, MN is issuing a voluntary recall of the following items:
Mrs. Gerry’s Homestyle Egg Salad 5 LB 4/13/18
Mrs. Gerry’s Egg Salad 5 LB 4/13/18
Mrs. Gerry’s Deviled Egg Potato Salad All sizes 4/23/18
Mrs. Gerry’s Original Potato Salad All sizes 4/23/18
Mrs. Gerry’s Gourmet Potato Salad 12 LB 4/13/18
Mrs. Gerry’s Deli Fresh Potato Salad All sizes 4/26/18
Mrs. Gerry’s Old-Fashioned Potato Salad All sizes 4/13/18
Open Acres American Salad All sizes 4/26/18
Open Acres Chunky Potato Salad w/Egg All sizes 4/13/18
Festival Potato Salad All sizes 4/8/18
Knowlan’s Homestyle Potato Salad 12 LB 4/13/18
Market Fresh Potato Salad 12 LB 4/13/18
The salads may contain undeclared traces of imitation crab meat. People who have allergies to fish or shell fish run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled salad was shipped to retail and food service distributers in IL, IA, KS, MI, MN, MT, NE, ND, SD, UT, and WI. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Mrs. Gerry’s takes the safety and quality of our products very seriously. Customers or consumers who have purchased any of these items are urged to discard the products or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Customer Service at Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen, Inc. at 1-800-642-9662.
BAYER ISSUES VOLUNTARY RECALL
Bayer is voluntarily recalling Alka-Seltzer Plus® packages that:
• Were sold only in the U.S. at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger (including Dillons Food Stores, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food Stores, Ralphs, King Soopers and Smith’s Food and Drug) after February 9, 2018.
• Can be identified by checking the Bayer logo located on the lower left corner of the front of the carton. If the logo has an orange or green background, the product is included in the recall.
The affected packages are being recalled because the ingredients on the front sticker may not match the actual product in the carton.
Consumers who purchased packages of Alka-Seltzer Plus that are being recalled should stop using the product and contact Bayer with questions, to report any issues experienced or for instructions about how to receive a refund.
Consumers with questions about this recall can contact Bayer Consumer Relations at: 1-800-986-0369 (available Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET). Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.