Archive for August 20th, 2010
Milton’s Baking Voluntarily Recalls 24 oz. Multi-Grain Bread in Three States For Undeclared Milk in Some Loaves
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 20, 2010 – Carlsbad, CA – Milton’s Baking Company is voluntarily recalling Milton’s® Multi-Grain Bread which was distributed to locations in Northern and Central California, Arizona and Nevada. The company took the precautionary step because the loaves contain milk, an undeclared allergen, which may pose a potential serious and life-threatening health risk to milk-allergic individuals.
The company advises that anyone who has consumed the product and has had an allergic reaction should seek the advice of a health-care professional
This recall affects only Milton’s® Multi-Grain Bread, 24oz, UPC 06541-92038 with the Plant Code 250 sold only in Northern and Central California, Arizona and Nevada. “All Best if Purchased By” dates through Aug 26 are included in the recall.
The product is sold in both single loaf 24 oz packages and in overwrapped double loaf packages. The plant code is printed on the front of the package under “Best if Purchased By” on the second line immediately after the date.
No other Milton’s® products are included in this voluntary recall.
This product was sold in a variety of retail grocery and mass merchandise retailers in the areas of Northern and Central California, Arizona, and Nevada. Retailers began removing affected product from shelves as of Thursday, August 19, 2010. Starting Saturday, August 21, 2010, retailers in affected markets will carry Milton’s Multi-Grain Bread 24oz, UPC 06541-92038, without milk.
The company said consumers may return affected product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers should log onto Milton’s website http://www.miltonsbaking.com/talk-to-us with additional questions or inquiries. Consumers may also call 858-350-9696 x 151 from 9am-5pm Pacific Standard Time, Monday – Friday.
Milton’s has received no reports of illnesses or allergic reactions.
The company estimates the recall to involve between 5,000-10,000 loaves.
This recall is being conducted in conjunction with the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Hillandale Farms of Iowa Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Shell Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 20, 2010 – Hillandale Farms of Iowa is voluntarily recalling shell eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which 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, 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, endocarditis, or arthritis.
Eggs affected by this recall were distributed to grocery distribution centers, retail grocery stores and foodservice companies which service or are located in fourteen states, including the following: Arkansas, California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.
There have been laboratory-confirmed Salmonella enteritidis illnesses associated with the shell eggs; the investigation is ongoing.
Eggs are distributed under the following brand names: Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, and Sunny Meadow in 6-egg cartons, dozen-egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, 30-egg package, and 5-dozen cases. Loose eggs are packaged under the following brand names: Wholesome Farms and West Creek in 15 and 30-dozen tray packs. The loose eggs may also be repackaged by customers.
The only eggs effected by this recall have plant numbers P1860 or P1663 and Julian dates as follows:
- P1860 – Julian dates ranging from 099 to 230
- P1663 – Julian dates ranging from 137 to 230
Only eggs with these plant numbers are effected – even though the brand name may be the same
Julian dates and plant codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton or printed on the case label. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P1860 230.
Consumers who believe they may have purchased these shell eggs should not eat them but should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact Hillandale Farms at (866) 262-4208.
Hillandale Farms strives to provide our customers with safe, high-quality eggs – that is our responsibility and our commitment and why we are fully cooperating with FDA’s investigation and are undertaking this voluntary recall. Additionally, as a precautionary measure, we are also diverting our existing inventory of shell eggs.
Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration
GloryBee Foods Recalls Whole Raw Pistachio and Whole Raw Pistachio Kernels Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 20, 2010 – GloryBee Foods, Inc., of Eugene, Oregon is voluntarily recalling Aunt Patty’s brand 5 pound bags of Whole Raw Pistachios and 25 lb. boxes of Specialty Commodities brand Whole Raw Pistachios Kernels, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which 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 Whole Raw Pistachio Kernels were distributed in Oregon (Western to Central Oregon) and Washington (Western Washington) by direct delivery to retail stores and bakeries.
Whole Raw Pistachio Kernels were sold to GloryBee Foods, Inc. in 25 lb. boxes from Specialty Commodities, Inc. Labels on these boxes consist of “Packed for Specialty Commodities, Los Angeles, CA. 90010.” The sides of the boxes are stamped in red with the lot number32043.
GloryBee Foods, Inc. also re-packed these pistachios into 5 lb. bags (2.27 kg) labeled “Aunt Patty’s Whole Raw Pistachios,” lot number MG0017400, item number 16046., P/D 07/06/10, and UPC 0 30042 70040 8.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The potential for contamination was noted after testing by California Delights, Inc. revealed the presence of Salmonella in their lot number 32043.
Consumers are urged to return all recalled product in stock to GloryBee Foods for a weight-based refund. Please contact Greg Wilson at 1-(800)-456-7923 to arrange delivery and product replacement between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.
If consumers have redistributed the product identified in this press release, or used the pistachios in the manufacture of another product, GloryBee foods urges the consumer to notify its customers that the pistachios may be contaminated with Salmonella. We encourage you to contact your local FDA district office for assistance in conducting a recall of product distributed and/or manufactured containing these pistachios.