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Product Recalls

Olde Thompson Inc. Issues a Voluntary Recall of Kirkland Signature Coarse Ground Malabar Pepper 12.7 oz Plastic Jars Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

Contact     Media: Pamela Ritz512-658-9940
Consumer:
1-844-568-5555

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 6, 2014 - Olde Thompson Inc. Oxnard, CA is recalling to the consumer level Kirkland Signature Coarse Ground Malabar Pepper 12.7 OZ Plastic Jars with a Best Before date of 03/2017 and Lot #: OT 065099, OT 065169, OT 065254, OT 065255, OT 065256, and OT 065284, due to possible contamination by Salmonella. This recall is being undertaken with the knowledge of the FDA.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, 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.

The recalled product is identified and distributed as follows:

Kirkland Signature Coarse Ground Malabar Pepper 12.7 OZ Plastic Jars UPC code: 096619164998

Sold exclusively at Costco Wholesale Club nationwide between April 4, 2014 and June 4, 2014

The recall affects 5,153 cases of recalling Kirkland Signature Coarse Ground Malabar Pepper 12.7 OZ Plastic Jars with a Best Before date of 03/2017 and Lot #: OT 065099, OT 065169, OT 065254, OT 065255, OT 065256, and OT 065284 located below the back label.

The bacterium was discovered during routine FDA sampling of consumer products.

If you have the recalled product, please do not consume it. Please dispose of the recalled product and its container.

Customers who have purchased these products and have any questions should contact an Olde Thompson Customer Care Representative at 1-844-568-5555 between the hours of 8:30AM and 8:00PM CST.

Navitas Naturals© Expands Voluntary Recall for Organic Sprouted Chia Powder Products

Contact:
Consumer:
Consumer Care Team
(888) 886-3879
Media:
Media Relations Team
(888) 645-4282

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 6, 2014 - NOVATO, CA -- Navitas Naturals©, the Superfood Company™, today announced an expansion of its voluntary and precautionary recall to include additional expiration dates of products containing Organic Sprouted Chia Powder, due to the possible presence of Salmonella.

"Based on investigations by FDA and California Department of Public Health, one of our suppliers Health Matters America Inc. has expanded their recall of Chia products. As a result, we are expanding our voluntary recall to include a broader date range of products. Our business depends on providing safe and healthy food and we will not take chances with our consumer’s wellbeing. Because of this priority, in an abundance of caution, we have deliberately and voluntarily expanded this recall" stated Zach Adelman, Chief Executive Officer of Navitas Naturals. Based on information from CDC we are not aware of any reported illnesses associated with the products included in this expanded date range.

The affected products were distributed nationally and include:

  • Navitas Naturals Organic Sprouted Chia Powder, 8oz, UPC 858847000369 all best by dates up to and including 11/22/2015
  • Navitas Naturals Omega Blend Sprouted Smoothie Mix, 8oz, UPC 858847000314 all best by dates up to and including 11/05/2015
  • Williams-Sonoma Omega 3 Smoothie Mixer, 8 oz, SKU 506436 all best by dates up to and including OC 2015

No other Navitas Naturals products are affected by this recall.

"We are continuing to work hand-in-hand with the FDA and California Department of Public Health. We take our responsibility to consumers very seriously and we are taking immediate actions within our supply chain and with our own quality assurance protocols to ensure this does not happen again" stated Adelman.

Consumers who have purchased either of these products are urged to not eat the products, and to dispose of them or return them to the store where they were originally purchased.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children 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.

Customers with questions or who would like product replacements or refunds may contact 888-886-3879.

For more information on Salmonella click here.

See the CDC website for more information and latest update on this issue – last update posted Tuesday June 3, 2014.

Glutino Voluntarily Recalls Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers (4.25 oz. and 20 oz.) Because of Possible Health Risk 

Contact:
Consumer:
(201) 421-3970
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Paramus, NJ – June 2, 2014 - Glutino, a division of GFA Brands, Inc. based in Paramus, NJ, is voluntarily recalling Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers. The recall is being initiated because the seasoning supplier, Kerry Ingredients, recalled the seasoning blend due to possible Salmonella contamination. 

Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers products with “Best By” date of October 26, 2014 are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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. 

The recalled Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers were distributed nationally through retail and warehouse club stores. The product affected is sold in a 4.25 ounce and a 20 ounce opaque white box with a “Best By” date of October 26, 2014 stamped on the top of the box. The recall is limited to the Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers and does not extend to any other Glutino products. 

The affected Glutino UPCs are:

  • 6 78523 03861 1
  • 6 78523 03863 5

No illnesses have been reported to date with consumption of the Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers. Customers who purchased this item are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 201-421-3970 or visit www.glutino.com.

About Glutino

Since 1983, Glutino has been a trusted pioneer and leader in the gluten free category. Glutino offers a wide variety of great-tasting, gluten free foods consumers can trust. Glutino® products are available in the US and Canada at local supermarkets, natural and organic retailers. For more information on Glutino, visit www.Glutino.com. Glutino is a division of GFA Brands, Inc., a Boulder Brands company. 

 


Kraft Foods Group Voluntarily Recalls Select Cottage Cheese Products Due to Out-of-Standard Storage Temperatures 
Certain Knudsen Cottage Cheese, Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese, Simply Kraft Cottage Cheese and Daily Chef Cottage Cheese Products Included in the Recall

Contact:
Consumer:
(800) 396-6307

Media:
Russ Dyer
(847) 646-4538
Email: 
news@kraftfoods.com  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 17, 2014 – Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling select Knudsen Cottage Cheese, Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese, Simply Kraft Cottage Cheese, and Daily Chef Cottage Cheese products. Some ingredients used in these products were not stored in accordance with Kraft’s temperature standards. While unlikely, this could create conditions that could lead to premature spoilage and/or food borne illness; therefore, the company is issuing the recall as a precaution. The affected products all have code dates from May 9, 2014 through July 23, 2014.

Approximately 1.2 million cases of affected product were shipped to customers across the United States. The affected products were not distributed outside of the United States.

The following varieties are being recalled:

Product Size 

Name of Product 

Units/ Case 

Code Dates only from Plant 06-245

Package Code

Case Code

3.9Z

BREAKSTONE'S COTTAGE DOUBLES PINEAPPLE

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

021000006670 or 02166700

00 21000 00667 00

3.9Z

BREAKSTONE'S COTTAGE DOUBLES STRAWBERRY

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

021000006687 or 02166807

00 21000 00668 00

3.9Z

BREAKSTONE'S COTTAGE DOUBLES PEACH

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

021000006694 or 02166904

00 21000 00669 00

3.9Z

BREAKSTONE'S COTTAGE DOUBLES BLUEBERRY

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

021000006700 or 02167000

00 21000 00670 00

3.9Z

BREAKSTONE'S COTTAGE DOUBLES APPLE CINNAMON

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

021000006717 or 02167107

00 21000 00671 00

3.9Z

BREAKSTONE'S COTTAGE DOUBLES RASPBERRY

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

021000007134 or 02171304

00 21000 00713 00

3.9Z

BREAKSTONE'S COTTAGE DOUBLES MANGO

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

021000007141 or 02171401

00 21000 00714 00

4-4Z

BREAKSTONE'S COTTAGE CHEESE SMALL CURD 2%

8

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

021000123827

00 21000 12382 00

4-4Z

BREAKSTONE'S LOWFAT

COTTAGE CHEESE WITH PINEAPPLE

8

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

021000025251

00 21000 02525 00

16Z

SIMPLY KRAFT COTTAGE CHEESE 4% SMALL CURD

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

021000034574

00 21000 03457 00

16Z

SIMPLY KRAFT COTTAGE CHEESE 2% SMALL CURD

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

021000034628

00 21000 03462 00

24Z

SIMPLY KRAFT FAT FREE

COTTAGE CHEESE SMALL CURD

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

021000034758

00 21000 03475 00

24Z

SIMPLY KRAFT 2% COTTAGE CHEESE SMALL CURD

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

021000034765

00 21000 03476 00

24Z

SIMPLY KRAFT 4% COTTAGE CHEESE SMALL CURD

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

021000034772

00 21000 03477 00

3.9Z

KNUDSEN COTTAGE DOUBLES PEACH

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

049900000093 or 04990933

00 49900 00009 00

3.9Z

KNUDSEN COTTAGE DOUBLES STRAWBERRY

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

049900000109 or 04991039

00 49900 00010 00

3.9Z

KNUDSEN COTTAGE DOUBLES PINEAPPLE

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

049900000116 or 04991136

00 49900 00011 00

8Z

KNUDSEN 2% LOW FAT COTTAGE CHEESE

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

049900000147

00 49900 00014 00

8Z

KNUDSEN 4% COTTAGE CHEESE SMALL CURD

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

049900000154

00 49900 00015 00

3.9Z

KNUDSEN COTTAGE CHEESE DOUBLES BLUEBERRY

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

049900000161 or 04991631

00 49900 00016 00

3.9Z

KNUDSEN COTTAGE DOUBLES RASPBERRY

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

049900000253 or 04992533

00 49900 00025 00

3.9Z

KNUDSEN COTTAGE DOUBLES MANGO

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

049900000260 or 04992630

00 49900 00026 00

4-4Z

KNUDSEN LOWFAT COTTAGE CHEESE AND PINEAPPLE

8

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

049900001182

00 49900 00118 00

16Z

KNUDSEN FREE NON-FAT COTTAGE CHEESE

12

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

049900100205

00 49900 10020 00

4-4Z

KNUDSEN LOW FAT COTTAGE CHEESE

8

09 MAY 2014 to 23 JUL 2014 Plant 06-245 ONLY

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