Category: Safety

Food Safety: Trader Joe’s Walnut Recall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 17, 2015 — Monrovia, CA — Trader Joe’s Company is recalling Raw Walnuts because these products have 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 […]

Food Recall: Kraft Singles, American Cheese Slices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NORTHFIELD, Ill. – August 29, 2014 – Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product. A supplier did not store an ingredient used in this product in accordance with Kraft’s temperature standards. While unlikely, this could create conditions that […]

Food Monopoly, High Prices, Less Choices

Choices. Choices. Why does the supermarket have so many choices? How many kinds of mustard, margarine and mayo do we really want need? The problem is while there are 600,000 different items in the average supermarket — only a handful of multi-national corporations produce these products. Who else can afford shelf space? Think about it: […]

Food Recall: Mini Butter Croissants

In a nutshell: It’s interesting what Whole Foods Market considers as “southwest.” I can see Texas but Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana? Also a truly French croissant has butter as the first ingredient not wheat flour. from the press release distributed by the FDA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 18, 2014 – Whole Foods Market Southwest Region […]

Food Recall: Sprouts Farmers Market Organic Black Peppercorns

In a nutshell: These organic black peppercorns may be contaminated with salmonella. The recall is in 9 states. From the press release distributed by the FDA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 4, 2014 – Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (the “Company”) is recalling Organic Black Peppercorns sold under the Sprouts brand name from all stores. This […]

Food Recall: Ice Cream Products, Possible Listeria

In a nutshell: These are products young children eat and they suffer the most serious consequences.  Click here for the affected product labels. from the press release distributed by the FDA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 19, 2014 – Helados La Tapatia, Inc., of Fresno, California, is voluntarily recalling all ice cream products, popsicles, fruit […]

Food Recall: Safeway Angel Food Cake

In a nutshell: Inaccurate food labeling as to ingredients seems to be a huge problem in the food service industry. Every day at least one product is labeled incorrectly failing to list the correct ingredients — mostly soy (it’s in everything unfortunately as filler), some dairy (whey, milk), eggs, and sometimes nuts. This recall is […]

Food Recall: Vegan snacks may have milk allergen

In a nutshell: Third party chocolates have milk particles, a big no-no for vegans and people allergic to milk. from the press release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 3, 2013 – GoPicnic Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling two vegan ready-­to-­eat meals, GoPicnic Black Bean Dip & Plantain Chips and Hummus & Crackers, containing Professor Zim […]

Food Recall: Pillsbury Cinnamon Buns

Oh, those buns! The dough may contain fragments of plastic due to a production problem. From the press release MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — General Mills announced today a voluntary Class II recall of a limited quantity of refrigerated Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing. No other flavors or varieties of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls or […]