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November 2, 2009
Morning Star Foods is recalling “Great Value Half & Half,” “Great Value 36% Heavy Whipping Cream,” “Kroger brand 36% Heavy Whipping Cream,” and “Wholesome Farms Chocolate Ice Cream Mix” due to undeclared soy.
The product was distributed to retail outlets nationwide.
The following products are being recalled:
- 32-ounce Great Value Half & Half: UPC 6 05388 187 16 1, item code 1871600, plant code 21-031, “use by” date of December 16, 2009
- 32-ounce Great Value 36% Heavy Whipping Cream: UPC 6 05388 187 18 5, item code 1871800, plant code 21-031, “use by” date of December 16, 2009
- 32-ounce Kroger brand 36% Heavy Whipping Cream: UPC 0 11110 438 28 7, item code 4382900, plant code 21-031, “use by” date of December 16 and 17, 2009
- 64-ounce Wholesome Farms Chocolate Ice Cream Mix: UPC 0 74865 57 983 4, item code 5798300, plant code 21-031, “use by” date of January 7, 2010 (if purchased in a multi-pack, the UPC code is 1 00 74865 57983 1)
Consumers may return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call 1-800-854-3243.
November 2, 2009
Alexia Foods Inc., is recalling “Alexia Olive Oil, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Pesto Oven Reds (frozen seasoned potato wedges)”due to undeclared pine nuts.
The product was distributed to retail stores nationwide.
The 15-oz. white poly bags bear UPC 34183 00108 and “sell by dates” of:
Consumers may return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call (866) 518-0894 or visit www.alexiafoods.com.
We’re the two daddies that invented YummyEarth organic lollipops, candy drops and the world’s first ever and only USDA organic gummy bears. As big-time lollipop fans and new dads, who met through our college roommate wives, we wanted to share treats with our children with no chemical colors, artificial flavors, corn syrup or anything we wouldn’t be proud to cook with at home for our families. We proudly handcraft 21 delicious flavors with real fruit extracts and are just as proud of what is in YummyEarth as what is not; in fact, we even use organic black carrots and organic pumpkin for fabulous color!
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Halloween is made food allergy safe in our home by following a number of rules. One of these is no eating candy given until we return home and can sort through the loot.
Each year after the kids are tucked into bed, my husband and I sit down to start the tedious task of checking to make sure the candy is free from peanuts, tree nuts, eggs and sesame as well as being free from any “may contain” or other warning labels.
You can imagine the difficulty of the task given that many individual packs of candy don’t have the ingredients listed or they are too small to read without a magnifying glass-which is why we have always have a stash of safe candy that is bought days and sometimes weeks in advance of the big day.
This year we were pleasantly surprised to find a few individual packs of Yummy Earth Gummy Bears sticking out among the Snickers, Peanut Butter Cups, and other nut laden candies.
While food allergies are on the rise, they still represent a small portion of children that Trick or Treat. Yummy Earth Gummy Bears are not only organic, chemical and dye free–but they are also free of peanuts, tree nuts, casein, egg, soy and wheat. They are safe for most food allergy sufferers, are vegan, certified organic and kosher parve.
We don’t know who was kind enough to go out of the way to choose such a great candy but if you are out there and you are reading this–we send our sincere thanks for thinking of those with restricted diets. It was truly a great Halloween surprise.
There was a time before food allergies where I was extremely addicted to that chocolate and peanut butter combination. Since our son’s peanut allergies are so severe, we do not allow peanut products of any kind into our house. Not even peanut butter cups.
Then SunButter entered our lives and I’ve been making mock peanut butter cups ever since.
Following is a recipe that will definitely satisfy that chocolate and peanut butter craving.
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 cup smooth SunButter
1 pound chocolate (Enjoy Life makes a top 8 allergen free chip)
36 small paper candy cups (and mini muffin tin if you have one)
Mix sugar and SunButter by hand, or with a mixer until well blended.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave
(heating in 10 second increments to avoid burning)
Using a small spoon, coat the inside of the paper cups with chocolate
and place in the freezer to harden
Drop a small dollop of the SunButter mixture into the hardened chocolate
Top with a little more chocolate and return to freezer until set
Eat immediately or keep tightly sealed in the freezer
These are great eaten alone, as a mix in for ice cream or in other recipes calling for peanut butter cups.
October 29, 2009
Pinnacle Foods Group LLC is recalling “ARMOUR Chili with Beans, Original” due to undeclared wheat.
The product was distributed to retail stores in Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The 15-oz. cans come in a case of six with a plastic over-wrap that incorrectly states the product is “Gluten Free,” while the product actually contains wheat. The label bears an “EST. 2AD” number inside the USDA mark of inspection with dates ranging from August 26, 2009 to October 28, 2009.
Consumers with questions may call (800) 253-5882.