U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced some recent food product recalls due to undeclared allergen and other health implications.
Sunneen Health Foods Recalls of Frozen Foods
On July 12, 2017, Sunneen Health Foods, known for its health foods such as vegan sandwiches, salads, dips and wraps for healthy eaters, voluntarily recalled mislabeled Whole Foods Market PB&J frozen food products sold at 5 Whole Foods Market stores in New York and New Jersey. The reason for voluntary recall was because the products have soy and tree nut namely almond and coconut allergens were not listed on its product labels. Those who have allergy or serious sensitivity to tree nuts or soy have high risks to severe and even life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat these products.
There are no allergic reactions that have been reported as of to date. All products involved were removed from store shelves.
The Whole Foods Market PB&J parfait comes with 8-ounce containers and they can be identified by UPC codes 636910500448 and “best-by” dates before July 13, 2017. They were distributed to these Whole Foods Market stores:
- 905 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ
- 4 Union Square South, New York, NY
- 238 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY
- 1095 6th Ave, New York, NY
- 113 Route 9 S, Englishtown, NJ
Consumers who have bought these frozen food products and would like to return them, bring a valid receipt into the store for full refund. If you have some additional questions may call customer service of Sunneen Health Foods at 610 774-9894 from 8:00am to 3:00pm EST, from Monday to Friday.
Biohealth Nutrition Recalls Precision Blend Cookies and Cream Product
Only July 7, 2017, Biohealth Nutrition of San Dimas, California announces its recall of Precision Blend Cookies & Cream because it has failed to declare food allergen, wheat, in its label.
Consumers who have allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat are inclined to have higher risks of life-threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis that needs immediate medical attention, if they eat foods that contain these allergens.
Precision Blend Cookies & Cream comes in 2-pound and 4-pound “white plastic canisters with blue lettering and an image of two dark cookies filled with cream in the bottom front panel.”
The Biohealth Nutrition have immediately separated its whole inventory of Precision Blend Cookies & Cream product and notified their consumers not to eat them. The company wants to make sure that their food products are safe.
In cooperation with the California Department of Public Health, Biohealth Nutrition has voluntarily recalled all Precision Blend Cookies & Cream products from their consumers. If you have already bought this products, do not eat them and should be returned to the store where they bought the product.
Kroger Broadens Recall of 12-oz packages of Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts Due to Possible Health Risks
Last June 15, 2017, Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced that it has widen the recall of their 12-oz. Packages of Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts because of its possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This Listeria monocytogenes refers to an organism that can cause severe and fatal infections especially in frail and elderly people, young children, and those who have weak immune systems.
Even if healthy people may experience short-term symptoms including severe headaches, high fever, diarrhea, stiffness, abdominal pain, and nausea. Listeria monocytogenes infections can lead to stillbirths and miscarriages in pregnant women. Up to reported date, there were no consumer diseases that have been cited.
It was in May 2017, when the company announced that the macadamia nuts used in this product have the possibility to be infected with Listeria monocytogenes. Immediately, the company conducted a routine sampling of various products produced by this company for another company showed positive Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Immediate investigation of the manufacturer revealed a contaminated piece of equipment.
The recalled Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts comes in 12-oz pack, clear plastic package labeled with expiration dates: December 9, 2017, March 2, 2018, March 3, 2018, or April 7, 2018 on the side. These products were distributed from December 9, 2016 to June 13, 2017.
Kroger has retrieved the product from store shelves and started its customer recall notification system that warns consumers who might have bought the recalled products via register receipt tape messages and phone calls.
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