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The following health alert is from the FDA on October 9, 2012.

Clemmy’s Ice Cream of Rancho Mirage, CA is initiating a voluntary recall of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip 16 ounce containers of ice cream that contains peanut butter associated with the Sunland, Inc., recall. The peanut butter used in this product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Clemmy’s Ice Cream recalling this product which began with distribution in March 2011 nationwide and is available thru grocery stores.
A list of the recalled production lots is identified in the table below. The Clemmy’s brand product is packaged in a standard pint container with prominent label identification. The five-digit production code date is printed onto the bottom of the container. No other Clemmy’s flavors are affected by this recall. h4>Recalled Products and Production Code Dates

BrandDescriptionPack SizeUPCCode Date Range

Clemmy's

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

Pint

8 94509 00231 9

11038 - 12215

The first production date of 11038 corresponds to 02/07/2011 and the most recent production date of 12215 corresponds to 08/02/2012.

The product carries a 2-year best by print requirement, in the MM/YY format, so expiration date range to list would be:

BB 02/13 through BB 08/14


Anyone who has the recalled product in their possession should not consume it and should destroy or discard the product. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 877.253.6698 Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time).

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The following health alert is from the FDA on October 9, 2012.

Smith Dairy Products Company announced a voluntary recall on SMITH’S Peanut Butter Crunch ice cream, Acme Peanut Butter Twist ice cream, and Ruggles Peanut Butter Crunch and Peanut Butter Crunch Brownie ice cream. The recall notification was initiated by Pecan Deluxe, the company that manufactures the peanut butter candy pieces in the products.
The products in question are:

Description
UPC
Lots
SMITH’S Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream (1.75 Qt)
 
70424 08139060-10 through 155-12
SMITH’S Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream (Half Gal)70424 08139060-10 through 155-12
Acme Peanut Butter Twist Ice Cream (Half Gal)29313 4611003/01/10 through 06/03/12
Ruggles Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream (3 Gal)70424 08607060-10 through 155-12
Ruggles Peanut Butter Brownie Crunch (3 Gal)70424 08639060-10 through 155-12

All lots and codes are being recalled. Product was distributed in OH, IN, WV, and MI.
The voluntary recall is a result of the Food and Drug Administration’s expanded investigation concerning Salmonella* contamination in peanut butter products produced by Sunland, Inc. Our supplier of the peanut butter candy pieces used in these flavors, Pecan Deluxe, sources their peanut butter from Sunland, Inc. There have been no reported illnesses related to the SMITH’S, Ruggles or Acme products.
Smith Dairy is notifying customers by phone and in writing of the recall. Consumers with product listed above should return the package to place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-776-7076. Hours of Operation Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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The following health alert is from the FDA on October 9, 2012.

Bliss Unlimited, LLC, Eugene, Oregon is recalling Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert with codes dates Nov 11 2012 through Oct 24 2013 only. This recall is being initiated because the peanut butter used in the product for these specific code dates is supplied by Sunland, Inc., which has issued a national recall of some of its products due to possible contamination with Salmonella.
The product was distributed to retail stores throughout the United States between November 2010 and December 2011. It is packaged in One Pint (473ml) paperboard containers with UPC code 8 96767 00121 9 printed on the back of the container, and the stamp with 41-61 and a date range of Nov 11 2012 through Oct 24 2012 printed on the bottom of the container.
Anyone in possession of the recalled product should not consume it and should discard it. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 541-345-0020, Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm Pacific Standard Time.

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The following expanded health alert is from the FDA on October 5, 2012.

In response to an expansion of Sunland, Inc.’s voluntary recall of products manufactured in its Peanut Butter Plant after March 1, 2010 due to possible Salmonella contamination, Harry and David, LLC of Medford, Oregon is taking the precautionary measure of expanding its September 27, 2012 voluntary recall of peanut butters, peanut spreads and related products. Specifically, the affected products in Harry and David’s expanded recall are its 12 oz. jars of Harry & David® Crunchy Almond and Peanut Butter, Harry & David® Creamy Banana Peanut Spread, Harry & David® Creamy Caramel Peanut Spread and Harry & David® Creamy Raspberry Peanut Spread with “Best By” dates of 01MARCH11 through 24SEPT13, as well as the following multi-component food items which included the above-named peanut butter products as components:

  • Harry & David® Apple Snack Box
  • Wolferman’s® Bee Sweet Gift Basket
  • Wolferman’s®: Hearty Snack Gift Basket
  • Wolferman’s® All-Day Assortment Gift Basket
  • Wolferman’s® Father’s Day Basket
The “Best By” date is located on the upper part of the peanut butter product jar near the lid. The recalled peanut butter products were produced by Sunland, Inc.
Products subject to this recall were sold nationwide through Harry & David and Wolferman’s catalogs and websites, as well as through Harry & David stores, between May 26, 2010 and September 25, 2012. Individual jars of the recalled peanut butter products sold through Harry & David stores have UPC numbers of 780994738713 (Creamy Banana Peanut Spread), 780994738720 (Creamy Raspberry Peanut Spread), 780994757868 (Creamy Caramel Peanut Spread), or 780994738737 (Crunchy Almond and Peanut Butter) printed on the Bar Code. The recalled multi-component food items have lot code numbers of 0092M through 2372M or 0092H through 2372H.
Consumers with recalled product are urged not to eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it to any Harry & David retail store for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the recalled products may phone the Harry & David Customer Service division at 800-233-1101, 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. PDT, 7 days a week.
Ed. note: The recalled product is certified as kosher. I do not know if all products in the gift baskets listed are kosher.

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The following British kashrus alert is from the London Beth Din Twitter feed on October 3, 2012.

Rubicon Sparkling Pomegranate Drink, listed as approved Parev on p.92 has changed formulation and is NOT KOSHER.

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The following kashrus alert is from the OU on October 3, 2012.

Airheads Party Mix, Perfetti Van Melle USA Inc., Erlanger KY is a bag of candies that contains taffies and lollipops. Some of those bags mistakenly bear an unauthorized OU symbol. The Airheads taffies are certied kosher by the Orthodox Union and each individual taffy wrapper bears an OU Symbol. The Airheads lollipops, however, are not certified by the Orthodox Union and they do not bear an OU Symbol. Corrective measures have been implemented.

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The following dairy allergy alert is from the FDA on October 5, 2012.

Baensch Food Products Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is voluntarily recalling a single lot code of Ma Baensch Marinated Herring in Wine Sauce because it may contain an undeclared milk allergen.
The product was distributed to select retail stores in Wisconsin and Rockford, Ill. beginning on June 6, 2012.

  • Product: Ma Baensch Marinated Herring in Wine Sauce – 24 ounce retail glass jar
  • UPC#: 71444910220
  • Sell By Date and Lot Code: BEST IF USED BY 06NOV12 158
    (Sell By and Lot Code is printed in black ink on the top of the gold lid)

The voluntary recall was initiated after the company discovered that as a result of a labeling error 144 - 24 ounce jars (12 - 12 count cases) of Ma Baensch Marinated Herring with Sour Cream & Chives were labeled as Ma Baensch Marinated Herring in Wine Sauce. The Ma Baensch Marinated Herring in Wine Sauce label does not reveal the presence of the milk allergen.
Consumers who have purchased the 24 ounce Ma Baensch Herring in Wine Sauce bearing the “best if used by” date of 06NOV12 158 should return the product to the store where it was purchased to receive replacement or a refund. Consumers with questions should contact Baensch Food Products at 414-562-4643.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3998

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 5, 2012.

Talenti Gelato is recalling Talenti Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Gelato. The peanut butter used in this product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The product was distributed to retail stores throughout the United States between September 2011 and September 2012 and is packaged in clear, plastic One Pint (473ml) containers with UPC code 1 86852 00094 5 printed on the back of the container and “Best By” date range of 3/21/13 through 3/26/14 printed on the bottom of the container.
To date, there have been no reported illnesses attributed to Talenti Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Gelato and the recall does not include any other flavors. This recall is being initiated because the peanut butter used in the product is supplied by Sunland, Inc., which has issued a national recall of some of its products due to possible contamination with Salmonella.
Anyone in possession of the recalled product should not consume it and should discard it. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 612-455-8104, Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm Central Standard Time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3999

The following health alert is from the FDA on August 21, 2012.

American Licorice Company of Union City, CA is recalling 16 oz. Red Vines® Black Licorice Twists due to elevated levels of lead. Only the one pound bag (16 oz.) of Red Vines® Black Licorice Twists containing "Best Before Date" of 020413 are affected by this recall. American Licorice is notifying consumers and customers not to consume this candy.
Red Vines® Black Licorice Twists is a black licorice candy made from molasses, wheat flour, corn syrup, caramel coloring, licorice extract, salt, and anise flavor. The 16 oz. bag is red and white in color with a window in the package to display the black licorice twists.
Recent analysis of Red Vines® Black Licorice Twists by CDPH found that the candy contained lead levels as high as .33 parts per million (ppm). This concentration of lead could provide up to 13.2 micrograms of lead per serving and children under 6 years of age should not consume more than 6.0 micrograms of lead per day from all dietary sources. Therefore, the CDPH's position is that the sale of this lot of the 16 oz. Red Vines® Black Licorice Twists is in violation of California statutes.
American Licorice wants to ensure its products are safe. Consequently, in addition to its ongoing cooperation with the CDPH, American Licorice is voluntarily recalling all 16 oz. Red Vines® Black Licorice Twists from all of its customers with affected product. Consumers in possession of Red Vines® Black Licorice Twists with the "Best Before Date" of 020413 should not eat the candy and should return it to their place of purchase for a full refund. The "Best Before Date" is located in black ink on the rear of the package.
Pregnant women and parents of children who may have consumed any candy should consult with their physician or health care provider to determine whether further medical testing is required. For more information about lead poisoning, parents and caretakers should contact their local childhood lead poisoning prevention program or local public health department.
American Licorice will be sending recall notices to all of its affected customers. Please contact American Licorice Consumer Support at 866-442-2783 for further information.

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The following health alert is from the www.foodmanufacturing.com on October 5, 2012.

The Food and Drug Administration says it has found salmonella in a New Mexico plant that produces nut butters for national retailer Trader Joe's and several other grocery chains. The Trader Joe's peanut butter is now linked to 35 salmonella illnesses in 19 states.
The FDA said Friday that Washington state health officials have also confirmed the presence of salmonella in a jar of the Trader Joe's peanut butter found in a victim's home.
Sunland Inc. has expanded its recall to include all products manufactured in the plant in the last two and a half years, since March 2010. Whole Foods Market, Target, Safeway and many other national chains have used Sunland products in their own brands.

FDA list of what has been recalled.

  • Recalled brands include America's Choice, Archer Farms, Arrowhead Mills, fresh & easy, Kirkland, Natural Value, Naturally More, Open Nature, Serious Food, Sprouts, Sunharvest, Sunland, Trader Joes, Tropical Traditions


The following health alert is from the FDA on September 24, 2012.

Sunland, Inc. today announced a voluntary limited recall of its Almond Butter and Peanut Butter products, manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012, because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The voluntary recall was initiated after learning that between June 11, 2012 and September 2, 2012, twenty-nine people reported Salmonella Bredeney PFGE matching illnesses in approximately 18 states, including Washington, California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland, according to a report issued on September 22, 2012 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The products were distributed nationally to numerous large supermarket chains.

Complete list at www.sunlandinc.com/788/html/pdfs/SunlandRecall.pdf.

Consumers who have purchased Sunland's Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, Cashew Butter, Tahini and Roasted Blanched peanut products with the above UPC and Best-If-Used-By-Dates are urged to discard the product immediately. Consumers can contact the company at 1-866-837-1018, which is operational 24 hours a day, for information on the recall. In addition, a consumer services representative is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM MT at (575) 356-6638.


The following health alert is from the FDA on September 22, 2012.

Trader Joe’s is voluntarily recalling its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter because of potential contamination with Salmonella. In advance of this recall, Trader Joe’s removed the product from all store shelves.
The recalled Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter was distributed to Trader Joe’s stores nationwide. The product comes in a 16 ounce, plastic jar with an expiration date of stamped below the lid. All code dates are included in this recall.
Customers who have purchased this item are urged to not eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817.

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