Food safety is a given, when a consumer purchases food they expect it to be safe and fit to eat. The responsibility for ensuring food is safe to eat rests with the farmer (sometimes called the primary producer), the manufacturer or processor (if the food is prepared in a factory), the distributor and wholesaler (the people responsible for transfering the food from the manufacturer to the shop or to the door in the case of direct sales or mail order), the retailer and the consumer themselves.
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Mount Franklin Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall for Undeclared Milk in Sunrise Indian Corn Candy
Mount Franklin Foods, LLC. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Sunrise Indian Corn because the candy contains undeclared milk and sulfites. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk can run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The recall affects Sunrise Indian Corn Candy which is packaged in 16 oz clear plastic tubs with Best By date of MAR 26 2013 and with Lot # 2321811. The Best By date and Lot Number are printed on the bottom label of the tub. This lot had UPC number 0-76500-16651-5. No other lots or products are affected. The products were distributed in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Florida, only through Albertson’s LLC retail stores between the dates of 7/3/2012 and 7/5/2012. There have been no reports of injuries or illnesses reported to date. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the Chocolate flavor used in the affected lot contained nonfat dry milk and sulfites, which was not declared on the label.
This week we have seen an issue in Australia with needles being found in strawberry products.
The Guardian reports on the 15th September that: "A $100,000 reward has been offered for information on the Queensland strawberry saboteur amid fears six brands across four states have been targeted with needle insertion.
Fruit sold under Berry Obsession, Berry Licious and Donnybrook brands have been affected, while New South Wales police warn fruit sold under the Love Berry, Delightful Strawberries and Oasis brands were inserted with needles by a possible copycat."
Eleven years of recall information on my Food Safety Chat blog shows that such issues are isolated but occur from time to time and I have added some others too. Most are associated with in-store contamination. The earliest incidents l…
Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a Xenia, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 42,246 pounds of pork sausage link products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of clear hard plastic,
McCormick and Company, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of Meijer Taco Seasoning Mix 4.5 OZ bottle due to an unlabeled milk allergen.