Saturday, January 31, 2009

Bear Naked Announces Recall of Appalachian Trail Mixes Due to Possible Peanut Corporation of America Contamination and Potential Health Risk

As a result of the expansion of Peanut Corporation of America’s recall to include all peanut ingredients produced in their Blakely, Georgia facility since Jan. 1, 2007, Bear Naked today announced a voluntary nationwide recall of Bear Naked All-Natural Appalachian Trail Mix products. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection to these Bear Naked products. No other Bear Naked products are involved in this recall.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to destroy them. Consumers with questions or who would like a refund may contact the Bear Naked Consumer Response Center at 877-392-1660. Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their doctor.

Products impacted by the recall include all sizes of Bear Naked All-Natural Appalachian Trail Mix with a “Better if Used Before” date prior to February 01, 2010, and with the following bar codes on the package: 85641600187, 85641600141, 85641600174, 85641642518, 85641600189, and 88462343792.

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 (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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov.

For a list of various company recalls and for more information on FDA’s ongoing investigation, visit FDA’s Web site at www.fda.gov.

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Nature’s Path Announces an Expanded Recall of Peanut Butter Optimum Energy Bars Nationwide Due to Possible Health Risk

Due to the expanded recall of Peanut Butter Corporation’s peanut butter products on January 28th, Nature’s Path Organic Foods of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada announces an expanded recall of Optimum Energy Bars Peanut Butter flavor, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The Optimum Energy Bars Peanut Butter flavor were manufactured using peanut butter recalled by Peanut Corporation of American because it has 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 (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.

Product was distributed in the U.S. and Canada through retail stores.

Affected products as of January 30, 2009 include: Optimum Energy Bars Peanut Butter flavor BEST BEFORE 01OCT09A, BEST BEFORE 03FEB09B, and BEST BEFORE 29APR09B sold in 2 oz (56 g) individually wrapped bar with UPC code of 0 58449 77715 .

Consumers who have an Optimum Energy Bar Peanut Butter flavor with one of these expiration dates should return it to the retail store where they purchased it for a full refund. If they have any questions they should call the Nature’s Path customer service line at 1-866-880-7284.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with Optimum Energy Bars. No other Nature’s Path products are being recalled. The peanut butter in all other Nature’s Path products is sourced from Golden Boy Foods in British Columbia, Canada, which is in no way involved in the investigation.

“We at Nature’s Path are committed to producing exceptional products and hold the health of our customers, along with quality and food safety, as our top priorities,” said Arran Stephens, Founder and CEO of Nature’s Path. “We are issuing this voluntary recall as a precautionary measure out of concern for the health and safety of our customers.”

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Clif Bar & Company Expands Its Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of CLIF® and LUNA® Branded Bars Containing Peanut Butter

Clif Bar & Company today expanded its voluntary and precautionary recall of CLIF® and LUNA® branded bars because of concerns that the recalled bars contain peanut products that were manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), which is the focus of an ongoing Salmonella investigation. Clif Bar took this action in response to PCA’s recent expansion of its peanut product recall to include all peanut products produced in PCA’s Blakely, Georgia plant since January 1, 2007.

The following Clif Bar & Company products, with “Best By/Sell By” dates on each bar ranging as shown below, all sizes and packages, are included in the initial and expanded voluntary recall:

CLIF BAR Crunchy Peanut Butter
BEST BY or SELL BY: 09OCT08 to 31DEC09

CLIF BAR Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch
BEST BY or SELL BY: 09OCT08 to 31DEC09

CLIF BAR Peanut Toffee Buzz®
BEST BY or SELL BY: 09OCT08 to 31DEC09

CLIF Builder’s® Peanut Butter
SELL BY: 20SEP08 to 31DEC09

CLIF Kid Organic ZBaR™ Peanut Butter
BEST BY: 21OCT08 to 31DEC09

LUNA Nutz Over Chocolate®
BEST BY: 28OCT08 to 31DEC09

LUNA® Peanut Butter Cookie
BEST BY: 28OCT08 to 31DEC09

All MOJO® and MOJO® Dipped bars
BEST BY: 01SEP07 to 31OCT09

The recalled products were sold in all types of retail stores throughout the United States. No other CLIF® or LUNA® products or flavors are included in this recall.

At this time, none of the recalled products has tested positive for 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 (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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web site at http://www.cdc.gov/ or call 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to destroy them but retain the “Best By/Sell By” code found on the back of the package. Consumers with questions or who would like a refund may contact Clif Bar & Company at 1-888-847-2770. Details also can be found at www.clifbar.com.

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NutriSystem Expands Voluntary United States Recall of Peanut Butter Granola Breakfast Bar to Include Canada

NutriSystem Inc., a leading provider of weight management products and services, today announced an expanded voluntary recall of its NutriSystem-branded Peanut Butter Granola Bar due to the expanded recall from Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) to include all peanut products manufactured from January 1, 2007 to the present. (Lot codes listed below).

There have been no cases of illness or adverse effects reported by any NutriSystem customers confirming Salmonella contamination in the NutriSystem Peanut Butter Granola Bar. This voluntary recall is in line with FDA recommendations, and NutriSystem has already removed all products within existing inventory.

No other products within the NutriSystem food portfolio, including those made with peanut butter are affected by this recall.

The Peanut Butter Breakfast Granola Bar product is being recalled because it contains peanut butter which was manufactured by PCA’s Blakely, Georgia facility, which is the focus of an ongoing Salmonella investigation by the FDA. PCA was one of the suppliers of peanut ingredients to the company. NutriSystem is no longer using PCA as a peanut butter supplier.

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 (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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web site at www.cdc.gov (or call 1-800-232-4636).

“The safety of our customers is our highest priority, and in keeping with the recommendations by the FDA, we are urging all consumers who have purchased or are in possession of this product to immediately destroy them,” said Sharon Tate, Vice President of Quality Assurance, NutriSystem, Inc. “Customers seeking a replacement bar are being asked to e-mail PBbar@Nutrisystem.com and a replacement bar will be issued in its place.”

The peanut butter granola bar has been distributed directly to customers from the website or call center sales, by NutriSystem, nationwide in the United States and Canada. The Peanut Butter Granola Bar (UPC 6 3267432016 2 and 6 32674 37016 7) is not available in retail stores, and not sold under any other name. Additional details can be found at www.nutrisystem.com

AFFECTED LOT CODES

The Peanut Butter Granola Breakfast bars are labeled in English with UPC code 6 32674 32016 2 and are labeled with dual English/French labeling with UPC code 6 32674 37016 7.

Product Name

UPC / Item #

Packaging Size

Package Type

Lot Codes Affected

PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA BAR

6 32674 32016 2

1.41 oz (40 g)

Flexible Film

TC08158A, TC 08188A, TC09158A, TC09168A, TC09178A, TC11148A, TC11178A, TC03198A, TC04178A, TC05128A, TC05148A, TC05158A, TC05168A, TC06028A, TC06108A, TC06128A, TC06138A, TC06168A, TC06178A, TC07038A, TC07078A, TC07088A. TC08148A, TC09118A

PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA BAR / BARRE GRANOLA AU BEURRE D’ARACHIDE

6 32674 37016 7

40g

Flexible Film

TC03198A

Lesserevil Brand Snack Co. Issues a Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Lesserevil Brand Peanut Butter and Choco Kettle Corn

LesserEvil announces a voluntary recall of PEANUT BUTTER AND CHOCO KETTLE CORN because the peanut butter in this product was purchased from Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). Peanut butter products produced by PCA have been the subject of an investigation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are linked in a national outbreak of Salmonella. The FDA expanded it investigation of PCA, and PCA has expanded its recall to additional lot codes and peanut products produced since January 1, 2007. LesserEvil purchased peanut butter from PCA from some of the lot codes that were part of PCA’s expanded recall. As a result, LesserEvil is issuing a voluntary national recall of Peanut Butter and Choco Kettle Corn.

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 cases, 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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with this Peanut Butter and Choco Kettle Corn. No other LesserEvil brand products are being recalled or are impacted by this recall.

LesserEvil distributed this product nationally under the brand name “LESSEREVIL PEANUT BUTTER AND CHOCO KETTLE CORN.” In addition, LesserEvil exported this product to Japan and Canada. The UPC of the product distributed in the U.S. and in Japan is 180999000356. The UPC for the Canadian product is 180999000516. The product comes in a 3.65 oz bag in a box. All lot codes are being recalled. The recalled products should be removed from sale.

LesserEvil sells this product through distributors to grocery and specialty stores and internet sales. This product was also included in some gift baskets. If you purchased LesserEvil Peanut Butter and Choco Popcorn, please either throw away the kettle corn in a manner that prevents others from eating it or return it to the store of purchase for a full refund.

Company representatives ask that any retail account that may have questions regarding the recall to call (914-779-3000 ext 112). Consumers who may wish to verify the brand, flavor and code date are asked to call (914-779-3000 ext 5). Company representatives will be available to respond to their concerns.

Please know that we are following this issue closely. Check for updates at our website www.lesserevil.com.

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Voluntary Recall Alert: Chef Pierre Chocolate Peanut Butter Silk Pie

Sara Lee North American Foodservice is conducting a voluntary recall of Chef Pierre Chocolate Peanut Butter Silk Pie, a foodservice product. This voluntary recall is being conducted as a precautionary measure due to this product containing peanut pieces subject to the expanded recall of products produced by Peanut Corporation of America’s (PCA) Blakely, Georgia facility. This PCA facility is the subject of an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning a recent salmonella outbreak. No other Sara Lee Corporation products are involved in this recall.

The product – Chef Pierre Chocolate Peanut Butter Silk Pie, UPC code 3210005095, has an individual package weight of 34 ounces and is sold frozen with four packaged pies in each case. The product subject to this recall is code marked with a Julian code: 7103, 7201, 7242, 7331, 8018, 8133, 8199, 8256, and 8305 which can be found above the product name on the front panel of each individual package. This product was sold and distributed nationally to foodservice companies and sold to consumers through Sara Lee outlet stores and other foodservice establishments. This recall does not apply to any other Sara Lee products. Consumers may return affected product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.

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 (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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Website at http://www.cdc.gov.

Sara Lee has not received any consumer or customer complaints on this product and there have been no reported illnesses associated with this product.

Consumers who may have questions or concerns can call Sara Lee’s special toll-free consumer line dedicated to this issue at 1.888.891.6100. The consumer line is available from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.

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Simbree Energy Foods RECALLS Simbree® Oat Almond Pistash, Simbree® Almond Pistachio Energy Bites and Simbree® Oat Bites with Peanuts, Almonds

Simbree Energy Foods RECALLS Simbree® Oat Almond Pistash, Simbree® Almond Pistachio Energy Bites and Simbree® Oat Bites with Peanuts, Almonds and Pistachios/ Bouchées d’avoine aux arachides, amandes et pistaches Because of Possible Health Risk

Simbree Energy Foods of Seattle, WA is recalling Simbree ® Oat Almond Pistash, Simbree® Almond Pistachio Energy Bites and Simbree® Oat Bites with Peanuts, Almonds and Pistachios/ Bouchées d’avoine aux arachides, amandes et pistaches because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The Simbree ® Oat Almond Pistash, Simbree® Almond Pistachio Energy Bites and Simbree® Oat Bites with Peanuts, Almonds and Pistachios/ Bouchées d’avoine aux arachides, amandes et pistaches were manufactured using peanut butter recalled by Peanut Corporation of American because it has 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 (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.

Simbree® Oat Almond Pistash, Simbree® Almond Pistachio Energy Bites and Simbree® Oat Bites with Peanuts, Almonds and Pistachios/ Bouchées d’avoine aux arachides, amandes et pistaches were distributed throughout the Unites States and Canada to grocery stores, bike shops, mail order and direct delivery.

Simbree® Oat Almond Pistash, Simbree® Almond Pistachio Energy Bites and Simbree® Oat Bites with Peanuts, Almonds and Pistachios/ Bouchées d’avoine aux arachides, amandes et pistaches are sold in 6oz/170g plastic clear pouches, pre-printed bags and 15oz/426g clear plastic canisters. The expiration dates range from 02/2009-02/2010. UPC codes are found on US and Canadian individual packages and Canadian cases only.

* United States and Canadian UPC codes for 6 oz/170g individual packages: 8 9484800006 9
* United States and Canadian UPC codes for 15oz/426g individual packages: 8 9484800002 1
* Canadian case UPC codes for 6oz/170g: 8 9484800024 3
* Canadian case UPC for codes 15oz/170g: 8 9484800027 4

No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products. The recall was initiated after it was determined that the peanut product received was manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America. Simbree Energy Foods has informed FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.

Consumers who have purchased recalled product are urged to return it to place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Simbree Energy Foods @ 206-763-6020.

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Orchard Valley Harvest Announces Urgent Nationwide Voluntary Recall for Peanuts Because of Possible Health Risk

Orchard Valley Harvest initiated a nationwide voluntary recall of certain conventional and organic peanuts roasted and packed for Safeway because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. Product was sourced from Peanut Corporation of America.

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 (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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Website at http://www.cdc.gov.

Product was packed in 2-5 lb bag packs and sold to Safeway grocery stores for sale in bulk by weight, in “Nut Hut” kiosks in various U.S. stores throughout the nation. All Lots of the following products are impacted by this voluntary recall.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

UPC#

Peanuts Dry Roasted Unsalted

24295-70029

Peanuts Dry Roasted with Salt

24295-70030

Organic Peanuts Runner Splits Dry Roasted Unsalted

24295-70034

Peanuts Blanched Runner Splits Dry Roasted Unsalted

24295-70037

Peanuts Blanched Runner Splits Dry Roasted with Salt

24295-70038

Organic Peanuts Runner Splits Dry Roasted with Salt

24295-70053

Orchard Valley Harvest has taken these steps following announcement from the product manufacturer that it may possibly be contaminated with salmonella. Orchard Valley Harvest had previously announced the recall of Organic Bark Peanut Butter Cookies and Cream on January 22nd, 2009. No other Orchard Valley Harvest peanut products or products containing peanuts are currently subject to the recall.

While none of the Orchard Valley Harvest brand product has been identified as contaminated nor linked to any illness, Orchard Valley Harvest has removed this product while the FDA continues its investigation to verify the source of a nationwide outbreak.

Orchard Valley Harvest requests that customers who have purchased this product destroy the product or return the product to their local stores. Customers can contact Orchard Valley Harvest for a full refund at 209-521-1701. Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their health care provider. If symptoms are present, please visit a health care provider or go to a hospital emergency room.

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Rain Creek Baking Corporation Announces An Expanded Voluntary Withdrawal of Peanut Butter Turtles, Peanut Butter Baskets and Peanut Butter Princesses

Due to the expanded recall of Peanut Butter Corporation’s peanut butter products on January 28th, Rain Creek Baking Corporation announces an expanded precautionary voluntary withdrawal of Sinbad, Michael’s and Rain Creek Baking Company branded dessert products produced with peanut butter because the products have a potential of being contaminated with Salmonella.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the peanut butter desserts.

The recalled products contain peanut butter manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). PCA is the focus of a continued investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning a recent Salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter.
Items affected by recall are listed below. Items will be marked with either an "exp" (as in expiration date), "best before" date or a lot code. The expiration date or the best before date will read either 11/01/07 through 12/31/07, 01/01/08 through 12/31/08, or 01/01/09 through 07/22/09. Lot numbers affected would be 07180 sequentially through 09022. These expiration numbers or lot numbers can be found on the bottom label next to the ingredient statement, or on the outside master case/tray.

Product Description

SKU (number next to bar code
used for scanning)

SinbadSweets.com 12pc Peanut Butter Princess

0 38105 10304 3

Sinbad® Special Baklava Assortment
Sinbad® Sweets Peanut Butter Baskets, uncupped

0 38105 10933 0
0 38105 10939 7

Sinbad® Sweets Baklava Assortment
19 pc Bakery and Sweets
Sinbad® Special European Baklava Assortment (#10989)

0 38105 10944 1
0 38105 10985 4
0 77589 37240 8

Sinbad® Sweets Enrobed Peanut Butter Princesses

0 38105 10996 0

Sinbad® Sweets Peanut Butter Baskets, cupped
Sinbad® Sweets Peanut Butter Baskets (#11949)

0 38105 11939 6
0 77589 33213 3

Rain Creek Baking Company® Peanut Butter Princesses

0 38105 20013 1

Rain Creek Baking Company® Peanut Butter Turtles

0 38105 20026 1

Rain Creek Baking Company® Peanut Butter Turtle Shells

0 38105 20031 5

Sinbad® Baklava & Sweets

0 38105 20101 5

Sinbad® Baklava & Sweets

0 38105 20102 2

Sinbad® Baklava & Sweets

0 38105 20103 9

Sinbad® Galleta estilo Baklava

0 38105 20106 0

Sinbad® Baklava & Sweets

0 38105 20117 6

Sinbad® Baklava & Sweets

0 38105 20120 6

Sinbad® Baklava & Sweets

0 38105 20124 2

Sinbad® Baklava & Sweets

0 38105 20127 5

Sinbad® Sweets Peanut Butter Princess Baklava

0 38105 20128 2

Sinbad® Baklava & Sweets

0 38105 20129 9

Sinbad® Baklava & Sweets

0 38105 20130 5

Sinbad® Galletas estilo Baklava

0 38105 20180 0

Rain Creek Baking Company® Baklava Assortment *

0 38105 20211 1

Rain Creek Baking Company® Baklava Assortment
Rain Creek Baking Company® Baklava Assortment

0 38105 20213 5
0 38105 20207 4

Sinbad® Baklava & Sweets

0 38105 21335 3

Sinbad® Sweets European Baklava Assortment *

0 38105 21339 1

Sinbad® Sweets Baklava & Sweets

0 38105 21375 9

Sinbad® Sweets Baklava & Sweets

0 38105 21382 7

Sinbad® Sweets Caffe Sweets
Sinbad® Sweets Baklava & Sweets

0 38105 22143 3
0 38105 22204 0

Sinbad® Sweets Caffe Sweets Peanut Butter Tartlets
Rain Creek Baking Corporation® Baklava Assortment *

0 38105 22257 7
0 38105 22280 5

Michael's Baklava Assortment

0 38105 22297 3

Rain Creek Baking Corporation® Hand Crafted Baklava

0 38105 22306 2


Items with an asterisk (*) are the only 2009 produced items (when looking for lot numbers). These products were sold in grocery, warehouse and other retail stores throughout the United States. It is possible that some products may have already been purchased by consumers and therefore anyone who has purchased the following products with the expiration dates listed should dispose of the product or return the product to the store for a full refund.

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, 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 and arthritis. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Website at http://www.cdc.gov.

Due to this ongoing investigation, the company has immediately ceased manufacturing any items with peanut butter and has segregated all finished products of concern. While none of the Sinbad, Michael’s and Rain Creek Baking Company branded products have been identified as contaminated or linked to any illness, Rain Creek Baking Corporation is requesting that the peanut butter dessert items be removed while the FDA continues its investigation to verify the source of a nationwide outbreak.

If consumers have any concerns or health questions, they should seek medical attention. No other Sinbad® or Rain Creek Baking Corporation® products or flavors are included in this recall.



Friday, January 30, 2009

L.L. Bean Recalls Ice Cleats Used During Winter Weather Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Stabilicer Lite Cleats

Units: About 7,000

Distributor: L.L. Bean Inc., of Freeport, Maine

Manufacturer: 32 Degrees North, of Biddeford, Maine

Hazard: The elastic harness system attaching the cleats to footwear can detach, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of the harness breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Stabilicers Lite cleats with model number BNX9. The cleats are worn over footwear for traction in winter walking conditions. The recalled cleats were sold in blue, orange, and pink. Black Stabilicers Lite cleats are not included in this recall. The cleats were sold in sizes small through extra large. The name Stabilicers Lite appears in raised letters on the underside of the harness.

Sold at: L.L. Bean stores nationwide, LLBean.com and the L.L. Bean catalog from August 2008 through November 2008 for about $20.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cleats and contact L.L. Bean to receive a replacement or refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact L.L. Bean at (800) 555-9717 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.llbean.com .

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DDI Inc. Recalls Toy Construction Play Sets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Construction Play Sets

Units: About 3,000

Manufacturer/Distributor: DDI Inc., of Dubuque, Iowa

Hazard: Surface paint on the play sets can contain lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves the 136-piece Mega Construction Play Set (item# 911346) and includes various construction equipment, vehicles, buildings and roads. The play sets are packaged in a black and yellow box with the word "Builder" printed in the upper left hand corner of the package.

Sold at: Home centers, hardware stores and farm stores nationwide from October 2008 through December 2008 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled play sets away from children and contact the firm for a refund of the purchase price.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact DDI at (800) 220-2390 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.ddiretail.com .

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A Manufacturer From England, "Cropwell Bishop Creamery Limited," is Conducting a Nationwide Recall

A Manufacturer From England, "Cropwell Bishop Creamery Limited," is Conducting a Nationwide Recall on the Cheese Products Blue Stilton and Shropshire Blue Cheese Because of Possible Health Risk

Cropwell Bishop Creamery Limited of England is recalling in the United States limited amounts of Blue Stilton and Shropshire Blue Cheese, as described below, as a precautionary measure because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and still births among pregnant women.

The recalled product was distributed nationwide in retail stores.

This recall is limited to the following Blue Stilton and Shropshire Blue Cheese Products:

* Ilchester Shropshire Blue, 12 oz, lot 3052822700- exp date: 2/10/09
* Ilchester Shropshire Blue, 7 to 9 oz, lot 3052828700- exp date: 4/19/09
* Ilchester Shropshire Blue, 1/8 lb, lot 3052835200- exp date: 4/27/09
* Ilchester Shropshire Blue, 1/16 lb, lot 3375821700- exp date: julian code 8217
* Ilchester BabyBlue Stilton, 2/5 lb,lot 3375834000, 3375829500-exp date:julian code 8340,8295
* Ilchester Blue Stilton, 1/8 lb, lot 3375828400- exp date: julian code 8284
* Ilchester Blue Stilton, 2/9 lb, lot 3375828400, 3375821700, 3375833300, 3375829400, 3375827800, 3375824500, 3357816400- exp date: julian code 8284, 8217, 8333 , 8294, 8278, 8245, 8164
* Ilchester Blue Stilton, 1/9 lb, lot 3375833600, 3375829400, 3375824500, 3758162000, 3375825200- exp date: julian code 8336, 8294, 8245, 8162, 8252
* Ilchester Blue Stilton, 1/16 lb, lot 3375825400- exp date: julian code 8254
* Ilchester Blue Stilton, 18/1 lb, lot 3052829500, 3052830800 exp date: 4/19/09, 5/2/09
* Ilchester Blue Silton, 6/3.5 oz crock, lot 2216832300, exp date: 3/26/09
* Global Cheese Market Stilton, 7 to 9 oz, lot 714568, 714720, exp date: 3/22/09, 3/29/09
* Global Cheese Market Stilton, 1/5 lb, lot 713939, 715973, 716368 exp date: 3/9/09, 5/3/09, 5/17/09
* Trader Joe’s Blue Stilton purchased on or before 12/31/08. Film-wrapped.
* Trader Joe’s Shropshire Blue Cheese purchased on or before 1/4/09. Film-wrapped.
* Cropwell Bishop Creamery Blue Stilton purchased on or before 12/31/08
* Cropwell Bishop Creamery Shropshire Blue Cheese purchased on or before 12/31/08.

The potential for contamination was noted after recent testing of the cheese. The cause of the potential problem has already been corrected. No other products other than those identified above are affected by this recall.

There have been no complaints received and no illnesses reported in the United States. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aware of this recall.

Consumers who have purchased the products identified above are urged to destroy all recalled products on hand, and then obtain a full refund payment by contacting the following customer representatives:

* (201) 508-6426 (for all Ilchester or Global Cheese Market products identified above) 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
* (513) 751-4490 (for all Trader Joe’s or Cropwell Bishop Creamery products identified above) 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST

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Fieldbrook Foods Corp. Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Select Ice Cream Novelty Products Due to Possible Health Risk

Fieldbrook Foods Corp. announced a voluntary nationwide recall of select ice cream novelty products containing granulated peanuts as the products 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 (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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov .

The FDA and other regulatory agencies have been investigating Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) due to a recent Salmonella outbreak associated with various peanut products. The FDA has advised that all products produced by PCA from its Blakely, Georgia facility are subject to recall, including granulated peanuts. Fieldbrook utilized granulated peanuts from PCA for the topping on various ice cream sundae cone products.

Fieldbrook is recalling the ice cream sundae cone products that contain recalled granulated peanuts from PCA. The company has not received any complaints of consumer illnesses associated with these products. The products listed below have been distributed nationwide to retail and food service distribution centers as well as Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

All lots of the following products are affected by the recall:

Brand

Product Description

Pack Size

UPC Number

America's Choice

Caramel Round Top Cone

4pk

5480715074

America's Choice

Fudge Round Top Cone

4pk

5480715073

America's Choice

Sundae Cone

6pk

5480714033

Artic Classic

Variety Pack

48pk

7163261365

Big Y

Vanilla Round Top Cone

4pk

1889431093

Big Y

Sundae Cone

6pk

1889431003

Bon

Vanilla Round Top Cone

24pk

468162813860

Byrne Dairy

Sundae Cone

6pk

4311901861

Carnival

Sundae Cone

6pk

4149701105

Cub Foods

Sundae Cone

6pk

4113047379

Dolly Madison

Vanilla Round Top Cone

4pk

7765100108

Econo

Vanilla Round Top Cone

4pk

0893800536

Food Club

Vanilla Round Top Cone

6pk

3680014085

Flavorite

Sundae Cone

6pk

4113003778

Food City

Variety Cone

8pk

8784810249

Food City

Vanilla Round Top Cone

4pk

8784810274

Giant Eagle

Variety Cone

8pk

3003400334

Giant Eagle

Caramel Round Top Cone

4pk

3003404077

Giant Eagle

Fudge Round Top Cone

4pk

3003404076

Giant Eagle

Vanilla Round Top Cone

4pk

3003404075

Giant

Vanilla Round Top Cone

8pk

8826706258

Grande

Sundae Cone

6pk

1257868912

Greens

Nutty Cone

24pk

7144174842

Greens

Sundae Cone

6pk

7144103239

Hill Country Fare

Vanilla Round Top Cone

8pk

4122010191

Hill Country Fare

Vanilla Round Top Cone

4pk

4122010192

Hill Country Fare

Caramel Round Top Cone

4pk

4122018895

Hill Country Fare

Chocolate Round Top Cone

4pk

4122018411

Hagan

Sundae Cone

6pk

3749800702

Hood

Nutty Cone

24pk

4410023436

Hood

Nutty Cone

6pk

4410023160

Ice Girl

Vanilla Round Top Cone

6pk

5193369600

IGA

Sundae Cone

6pk

4127004198

Kay's

Sundae Cone

6pk

8784810144

Key Food

Sundae Cone

6pk

7329641702

Krasdale

Sundae Cone

6pk

7513097624

Krasdale

Sundae Cone

6pk

7513097655

Lowes

Sundae Cone

6pk

4164300460

Lowes

Vanilla Round Top Cone

4pk

4164300741

Market Basket

Vanilla Round Top Cone

8pk

4970596905

Meijer

Fudge Round Top Cone

4pk

1928391245

Meijer

Vanilla Round Top Cone

4pk

1928391235

Pathmark

Sundae Cone

6pk

4124013737

Pathmark

Variety Pack

30pk

4124019545

Pathmark

Vanilla Round Top Cone

4pk

4124019991

Price Chopper

Sundae Cone

6pk

4173509279

Price Chopper

Fudge Round Top Cone

4pk

4173509284

Price Chopper

Vanilla Round Top Cone

4pk

4173509283

Price Chopper

Vanilla Round Top Cone

6pk

4173509282

Pricerite

Sundae Cone

6pk

4119075711

Publix

Vanilla Round Top Cone

4pk

4141526643

River Valley

Sundae Cone

6pk

7898210201

Redners

Sundae Cone

6pk

1598410417

Redners

Vanilla Round Top Cone

4pk

1598404006

Richfood

Sundae Cone

6pk

1116662759

Roundy's

Vanilla Round Top Cone

8pk

1115058946

Shop 'n Save

Sundae Cone

6pk

4113034362

Shoprite

Vanilla Round Top Cone

4pk

4119040530

Shurfine

Vanilla Round Top Cone

8pk

1540022285

Shurfine

Sundae Cone

6pk

1540082995

Shurfresh

Caramel Round Top Cone

4pk

1116140087

Shurfresh

Fudge Round Top Cone

4pk

1116140088

Shurfresh

Vanilla Round Top Cone

6pk

1116140086

Stater Bros

Vanilla Round Top Cone

8pk

7417585015

Stater Bros

Variety Cones

8pk

7417585016

Stater Bros

Caramel Round Top Cone

4pk

7417585042

Stater Bros

Fudge Round Top Cone

4pk

7417585041

Stater Bros

Vanilla Round Top Cone

4pk

7417585040

Stater Bros

Variety Pack

32pk

7417585018

Stop & Shop

Vanilla Round Top Cone

8pk

8826706258

Sundae Shoppe

Fudge Round Top Cone

6pk

4149818628

Sundae Shoppe

Caramel Round Top Cone

6pk

4149518629

Sundae Shoppe

Vanilla Round Top Cone

6pk

4149815643

Tops

Sundae Cone

6pk

8826703290

United Dairy

Vanilla Round Top Cone

4pk

7158001609

United Dairy

Sundae Cone

6pk

7158008047

Valu Time

Sundae Cone

6pk

1122502716

Velvet

Vanilla Round Top Cone

24pk

7068210820

Velvet

Vanilla Round Top Cone

4pk

7068210824

Weis

Vanilla Round Top Cone

4pk

4149701157

Winn Dixie

Vanilla Round Top Cone

8pk

2114027139

Winn Dixie

Sundae Cone

6pk

2114027140

“Our number one priority is consumer safety,” stated Kenneth Johnson, President and CEO, Fieldbrook Foods Corp. “Our actions are intended to remove all potentially contaminated products and eliminate any associated risks to consumers.”

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should either destroy or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Questions may be directed to the company at 1-800-333-0805, Monday – Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM EST.


JAKKS Pacific(r) Recalls Spa Factory(tm) Aromatherapy Kits Due to Explosion and Projectile Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Spa Factory(tm) Aromatherapy Fountain & Bath Benefits Kits

Units: About 516,000

Importer: JAKKS Pacific Inc., of Malibu, Calif.

Hazard: Pressure from the buildup of carbon dioxide in the jars of Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies can cause the caps on the jars to blow off, posing explosion and projectile hazards. The mixtures also can contain citric acid, which can get into the eyes during an explosion, posing a risk of eye irritation.

Incidents/Injuries: JAKKS and CPSC have received 88 reports of exploding jars, including 13 injuries. Injuries to children aged 6 to 11 years old include three cases of irritated eyes, two eye injuries from flying caps, a cheek welt and a cheek cut. Injuries to adults include four reports of bruising, one swollen joint, and one face gash.

Description: This recall involves the purple caps on jars in the Spa Factory(tm) Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain and the Bath Benefits(tm) Kit toys. The jars are used to make Bath Bombs/Balls and Bath Fizzies. The following models are included in this recall. The item number is located on the bottom of the product's packaging.

Model Item | Number
Spa Factory(tm) Bath Benefits(tm) Kit | 37836
Spa Factory(tm) Deluxe Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain | 37908
Spa Factory(tm) Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain | 37837
Spa Factory(tm) Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain | 54892
Spa Factory(tm) Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain | 54857

Sold at: Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, Target, and toy stores nationwide from August 2008 through January 2009 for about $13 for the Bath Benefits Kit and between $30 and $50 for the Aromatherapy Fountain.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toy's jars and caps away from children and contact JAKKS for free replacement jar caps with vent holes.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact JAKKS toll-free at (877) 875-2557 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.myspafactory.com, or email the firm at caps@jakks.net .

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Wells' Dairy Announces Voluntary Recall of Select Blue Bunny® Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Wells' Dairy, Inc., is voluntarily recalling all Blue Bunny® No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Bunny Tracks® ice cream sold at retail and foodservice levels in 1.75 qt plastic containers with All Codes displaying "Best Used By" dates prior to January 29, 2010. Best used by date is located on the bottom of the carton.

Wells' Dairy is also voluntarily recalling one lot of Blue Bunny Personals® Bunny Tracks 8 fl oz. sold at retail and foodservice levels with lot number – 80024 D19114 "Best Used By" date 09/11/09. The lot number can be found printed on the side of the carton.

No other Blue Bunny products are impacted by the recall.

The Company initiated the voluntary recall in response to an expanded recall by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). PCA's expanded recall now includes all peanuts and peanut-related products from PCA's Blakely, Georgia, plant from January 2007 to present. The FDA is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella targeted at PCA's Blakely plant.

Wells' Dairy has not received any consumer illness complaints associated with its products. However, it is taking precautionary steps, including removing the impacted products from retail store shelves and the entire distribution system.

"We are proud of our long heritage of creating high-quality ice cream and frozen treats," said Mike Wells, chief executive officer of Wells' Dairy. "The health and safety of our consumers is our number one priority, and we're taking this action as a precautionary measure."

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Anyone requiring more information should contact Wells' Dairy consumer affairs at 1-800-331-0830.

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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Recalls Three Bakery Products with Peanuts

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all code dates of the following bakery products because they may contain peanuts that have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella:

* Peanut Covered Donuts (sold individually)
* Peanut Butter Cookies (sold by the pound, only in Wegmans stores with a full-service Cookie Shop)
* Chocolate Peanut Butter Tarts (sold only in Wegmans stores with a full-service Patisserie)

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 (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases, 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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov .

This action was taken as a result of the recently expanded recall by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) to include all peanut ingredients produced in their Blakely, Georgia facility, in turn affecting Wegmans’ supplier for granulated peanuts. None of the recalled Wegmans products have been directly linked to the salmonella outbreak, and there have been no illnesses reported.

The three recalled products were sold in Wegmans’ stores located in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland.

Customers may return the product to Wegmans for a full refund. Consumers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact Wegmans Consumer Affairs Department toll free at 1 (800) WEGMANS (934-6267) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Visit www.wegmans.com for a list of all product recalls.

Skull-And-Crossbones Necklaces Recalled By Spencer Gifts Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Skull-And-Crossbones Necklaces

Units: About 8,400

Importer: Spencer Gifts LLC, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

Hazard: The skull and metal clasp of the necklace contain high levels of lead. Lead can be toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves a necklace with a "skull-and-crossbones" symbol and a metal clasp. The skull has eleven pieces of rhinestones on its forehead and one rhinestone on both ends of the crossbones.

Sold at: Spirit Halloween and Spencer Gift stores nationwide from November 2006 to December 2008 for between $8 and $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled necklaces away from children and contact Spencer Gifts for a refund or exchange.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Spencer Gifts toll-free at (800) 321-2497 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.spencersonline.com or www.spirithalloween.com .

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Uncle Eddies Vegan Cookies Announces Recall of Uncle Eddies Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate-Chip Cookies Because of Possible Health Risk

Glendale, California based Uncle Eddies Vegan Cookies announced today a voluntary recall of Uncle Eddies Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate-Chip Cookies as a precautionary measure due to the expanded recall of Peanut Corporation of America's Blakely, Georgia facility, which is the subject of an FDA investigation concerning the recent salmonella outbreak.

The recalled cookies contain peanut butter supplied by Peanut Corporation of America. There are no reported illnesses associated with these peanut butter cookies, which are sold at health food, and grocery stores nationwide. Included in the recall are:

Uncle Eddies Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate-Chip Cookies

* 12 oz. Bag (UPC 40559 03302)
* 3.75 oz. individually wrapped (UPC 40559 03305)

Recalled date codes include the code for peanut butter, 2 and a Julian date.
Example: 21509 is read as the 15th day of 2009.
Recalled dates are: 221408 thru and including 21509 (READ AS THE 214TH DAY OF 2008 THRU AND INCLUDING THE 15TH DAY OF 2009.)

No other Uncle Eddies Vegan cookies are included in the recall.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, 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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web site at www.cdc.gov (or call 1-800-232-4636). For a list of various company recalls and for more information on the FDA's ongoing investigation, please visit the FDA's website at www.fda.gov.

The safety and quality of Uncle Eddies Vegan products are of utmost importance to us. As a result, Uncle Eddies is destroying any remaining supply of product received from Peanut Corp. of America and has discontinued using them as a supplier. Consumers who have purchased any of the affected peanut butter cookies are advised not to consume these items and may return the items to the store they were purchased from. Consumers with additional questions on the recall may contact Jeff Jacobs at (818)549-4184 beginning January 30th.

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Outdoor Research Recalls Warming Gloves Due to Burn Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: "Primovolta" and "Primavolta" Warming Gloves

Units: About 900

Manufacturer: Outdoor Research Inc., of Seattle, Wash.

Hazard: The glove's electric heating pad can short circuit and overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received five reports of the gloves overheating, including one consumer who suffered burns to her hand.

Description: The recalled winter gloves are black-colored and have a battery-powered heating element. The gloves included in the recall are style number 77000 (men's) in sizes S, M, L, XL, and style number 77010 (women's) in sizes S, M, L. The product name is printed on the inside cuff of the left glove.

Sold at: Major outdoor specialty retailers from September 2008 through January 2009 for about $260.

Manufactured in: China and Sri Lanka

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these gloves immediately and contact Outdoor Research for a full refund or credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Outdoor Research toll-free at (888) 467- 4327 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.outdoorresearch.com .

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The Land of Nod Recalls Children's Canopies Due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Home Sweet Playhome Canopies

Units: About 2,400

Manufacturer: The Land of Nod, of Northbrook, Ill.

Hazard: A child's head could get entrapped in the canopy's window openings, posing entrapment and strangulation hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of a child's head becoming caught in the canopy's window openings. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled canopies involve the "Home Sweet Playhome" model made of 100% cotton gingham fabric draped from a bamboo hoop which is suspended from the ceiling to create a cylindrical play space measuring 36 inches wide and 9 feet tall. The canopies have an open bottom, a "door" and three multi-paned "windows." They were sold in blue and pink. "Home Sweet Playhome" canopies sold after October 2005 are not included in this recall. "The Land of Nod" is printed on a woven label on the canopy.

Sold at: The Land of Nod catalog, Web site www.landofnod.com, and at The Land of Nod stores in Illinois and Washington state from September 2003 through October 2005 for about $100 for the canopy and $139 for the canopy and cushion set.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the canopies and take them away from children. Contact the Land of Nod to receive a free replacement fabric portion of the canopy and a $15 gift card.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The Land of Nod at (800) 933-9904 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.landofnod.com, or email the firm at recall@landofnod.com .

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House of Flavors Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Walnuts in Hanniford Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sold at Sweetbay Supermarkets in Florida

House of Flavors Ice Cream Company, Ludington, MI. is recalling 64 ounce square packages of Hannaford Chocolate Chip Ice Cream lot code number SR L1 26-426 08319 because this lot contains undeclared walnuts. The lot code is printed on the top of the carton flap in black ink. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

This product was distributed in the state of Florida to Sweetbay Supermarkets.

One allergic reaction has been reported to date.

The problem resulted when cartons of Hannaford Chocolate Chip Ice Cream were inadvertently filled at the plant during or after a run of Hannaford Maple Walnut Ice Cream.

Consumers who have recently purchased this lot code of Hannaford Chocolate Chip Ice Cream should return it to the store. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 231-845-7369 x 2229 between
8 A.M. and 5 P.M. EST, Monday through Friday.

Peanut Corporation of America Expands Nationwide Recall of Peanut Products

Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) is voluntarily recalling all peanuts and peanut products processed in its Blakely, Georgia facility since Jan. 1, 2007. Previously, PCA announced a recall of peanut butter and peanut paste. PCA sells its products to institutional and industrial users for service in large institutions or for sale and further processing by other companies. PCA does not sell peanuts or peanut products directly to consumers in stores.

PCA is not aware of any complaints or reports of illness involving the additional peanuts and peanut products subject to this expanded recall. PCA is acting out of an abundance of caution and with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s help to recall all products manufactured in its Georgia facility. PCA is voluntarily taking this larger recall action following almost two weeks of inspection and review at the Georgia facility.

The expanded recall includes all peanuts (dry and oil roasted), granulated peanuts, peanut meal, peanut butter and peanut paste. All of the recalled peanuts and peanut products were made only at the company’s Blakely, Georgia facility; the lot numbers and a description of the products being recalled are listed at the end of this release. The Blakely, Georgia facility has stopped producing all peanut products.

The voluntary recall comes amid an FDA investigation into a nationwide salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 500 people nationwide beginning in September, with the largest number of illnesses reported in November. 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.

Because some of our peanut products have been used by manufacturers of pet food, we are also alerting the public that Salmonella is an organism that can potentially be transferred to people handling pet treats exposed to Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Well animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The potential for contamination was noted after samples from peanut butter containers and environmental samples from the Blakely, Georgia facility tested positive for Salmonella. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said the investigation is “very active and dynamic,” and PCA continues to work closely with the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they continue their investigation into the nationwide outbreak of Salmonella.

PCA is notifying customers who received recalled products by phone and/or in writing. Customers should segregate and hold the product and call PCA at 1-877-564-7080 for further instructions. Consumers should contact the FDA and visit the agency web site at www.fda.gov for a complete list of all products affected.

“We have been devastated by this, and we have been working around the clock with the FDA to ensure any potentially unsafe products are removed from the market immediately,” said Stewart Parnell, President of Peanut Corporation of America. “Additionally, we are working alongside state and federal food safety experts in every way we can to help them protect consumers, both now and in the future.

“We want our customers and consumers to know that PCA is taking extraordinary measures, out of an abundance of caution, to identify and recall all products that have been identified as potential risks.”

The recalled peanuts and peanut products were distributed nationwide to institutions, food service industries, and private label food companies as well as and in Canada, Haiti, Korea and Trinidad.

All lots that are affected begin with the lot number 7, 8 or 9. The following is the description of the products being recalled:

Description:
Peanut Butter All Styles All Sizes All Lots beginning with 7, 8, or 9
Peanut Paste All Styles All Sizes All Lots beginning with 7,8, or 9
Peanut Meal All Styles All Sizes All lots beginning with 7, 8, or 9
Peanut Granules All Styles All Sizes All lots beginning with 7, 8 or 9
Peanuts All Styles All Sizes All lots beginning with 7, 8 or 9

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Isagenix Announces Voluntary Recall of Chocolate Dipped Honey Peanut IsaLean® Bar

Isagenix Announces Voluntary Recall of Chocolate Dipped Honey Peanut IsaLean® Bar Due to Possible Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) Contamination and Potential Health Risk
No Cases of Illness Reported

Isagenix International L.L.C. today announced a precautionary, voluntary recall of its Isagenix® Branded Chocolate Dipped Honey Peanut IsaLean® Bar because the product contains certain peanut based ingredients which were manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), which is the focus of an widening Salmonella investigation by the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Isagenix, through its contract supplier is no longer using PCA as a peanut ingredient supplier.

Isagenix Chocolate Dipped Honey Peanut IsaLean® Bars (UPC # 602410) are sold nationwide through a network of independent direct sales distributors. Lot numbers included in the voluntary recall are 11390108, 11390208, 12390308 & 12390808. Lot numbers appear on both the carton and individual bars.

The voluntary recall does not apply to the Chocolate Crunch IsaLean® Bar, which contains peanut butter, and the Peanut Crunch Bar®, which contains peanut pieces or any other Isagenix products.

There have been no cases of illness or adverse effects reported by any Isagenix customers, and no other Isagenix products are affected by this recall, including those with peanut butter or peanut flour. No Salmonella contamination has been detected in the Chocolate Dipped Honey Peanut Bar. This voluntary recall is in line with FDA recommendations and Isagenix has removed this bar from existing inventory.

Consumer safety is our number one priority, along with other major bar manufacturers and keeping in line with the recommendations FDA, we are urging all customers who have purchased or are in possession of the Chocolate Dipped Honey Peanut Bar with the above mentioned lot numbers to immediately destroy them. If you have distributed any of the affected products, please immediately contact those accounts/customers, advise them of the recall and instruct them to immediately destroy them. Customers seeking a replacement bar for the above lot numbers are being asked to call an Isagenix representative at 1-877-877-8111 and a replacement product will be issued.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and other 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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web site at www.cdc.gov (or call 1-800-232-4636).

For a list of various company recalls and for more information on the FDA's ongoing investigation, please visit the FDA's website at www.fda.gov.

Jenny Craig Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Jenny’s Cuisine® Anytime Peanut Butter Flavor Nutritional Bars

Jenny Craig Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Jenny’s Cuisine® Anytime Peanut Butter Flavor Nutritional Bars Due to Possible Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) Contamination and Potential Health Risk

Jenny Craig, Inc. one of the nation’s leading authorities on weight management, today announced a voluntary recall of its Jenny’s Cuisine® Anytime Peanut Butter Flavor Nutritional Bars (UPC Code 655447009347) for U.S and P.R. distribution with the following BEST BEFORE DATES: MAY1209ALO, MAY1209BLO, MAY2409BLO, MAY2509BLO, MAY2509ALO, MAY2609ALO, & MAY2609BLO, because the product contains peanut butter which was manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), which is the focus of an ongoing Salmonella investigation by the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA). PCA is one of the suppliers of peanut ingredients to the company’s contracted manufacturer.

There have been no cases of illness or adverse effects reported by any Jenny Craig customers, and no other products within the Jenny Craig food portfolio, including those made with peanut butter or other peanut ingredients are affected by this recall. No Salmonella contamination has been detected in the Jenny Craig Anytime Peanut Butter Flavor Bars. This voluntary recall is in line with FDA recommendations, and Jenny Craig has removed all products within existing inventory.

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 (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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web site at www.cdc.gov (or call 1-800-232-4636).

"The health and safety of our clients are our number one concern,” said Amy Armish, Director of Food Technology and Quality Assurance, Jenny Craig, Inc. “We are communicating directly with our clients and consultants and are urging all clients who have purchased or are in possession of this product to immediately destroy them. Clients seeking a replacement bar are being asked to visit their Jenny Craig centre or call their Jenny Craig consultant and a replacement bar will be issued in its place or an adjustment made to their next order."

The Anytime Peanut Butter Flavor Nutritional Bars were distributed directly to clients through Jenny Craig centres or the at-home Jenny Craig Direct program. The Anytime Peanut Butter Flavor Nutritional Bar is not available in other retail stores, and not sold under any other name. Clients having further questions or concerns may contact their local Jenny Craig centre or call 1-800-JennyCare.

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