Recent Agency News
Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act
The Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act (S.1966) was recently introduced in the Senate. It is a “marker bill” that includes two of our three priorities for Child Nutrition re-authorization (1) a non-congregate option meal option in certain circumstances so community providers can reach kids who can’t access program sites and 2) a Summer EBT program). It will help us reach more kids through the summer—particularly in rural areas.
Feeding America is circulating a sign-on letter in support of the bill and we are hoping you will sign on. We want to make sure we have a good showing before the Senate Agriculture Committee gets to work on marking up a CNR bill, which is scheduled for Sept. 17.
Here’s the letter: http://goo.gl/forms/mhjNXHeSeh
Town Hall Meeting with Senators
We want to hear about your ideas and what issues are important to you!
Come share your perspective at a Town Hall meeting with State Senators Ken Haar, Matt Hansen, Adam Morfeld, Patty Pansing-Brooks, and Kate Bolz, hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs, Nebraska Appleseed, and The Center for People in Need We'll be discussing issues that impact the daily lives of Nebraska’s low income families and New Americans, including health care, fair tax policy and building wealth and inclusivity in our communities.
Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Center for People in Need
3901 N. 27th St. #1
Lincoln, NE 68521
To RSVP, contact Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-687-2100 ext 1032.
Come talk with your Senators about the things you care about most, and help influence policy that benefits all Nebraskans.
Barrel O’ Fun Snack Foods Co. of Perham, MN is recalling one specific lot of Vic’s Original White Popcorn 1-1/8oz size bags (UPC 0-46555-00062-1) because it may contain an undeclared milk allergen.
The recall is limited to one specific manufacture date of Vic’s Original White Popcorn (1-1/8oz bags) bearing the Best By date of 09DEC2015 and Manufacture Code of 5195M75. The code is printed on the upper right front of the bags. No other lots, bag sizes or products are affected.
Distribution of the affected product is limited to product distributed through food service and retail in the following states: IA, MN, MO, NE, SD, and WI.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Barrel O’ Fun Snack Foods Co. at 1-800-346-4910. Monday - Thursday 7am - 5pm CST and Friday 7am-11am CST.
Hy-Vee Mislabeled Macaroni Salad
If you recently bought a macaroni salad from Hy-Vee and have a food allergy, listen up.
D&D foods is recalling its American Macaroni Salad because it was incorrectly labeled and may contain milk and wheat.
The recall affects the three-pound tubs with a "best if used by" date of 7-31-15. The salad was shipped to Hy-Vee stores in eight states, including South Dakota.
If you bought one of these salads, you can return it to the store for a full refund.
Recall: 10oz. Caribbean Nut & Fruit Mix
Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., a Lakewood, Colo., based natural grocery chain, is recalling one lot of Natural Grocers brand Caribbean Nut & Fruit Mix as the product contains macadamia nuts that have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recalled product is packaged in clear plastic bags with the following Natural Grocers label:
000080444558 Caribbean Nut & Fruit Mix 10oz 15-148
The product was distributed to Natural Grocers’ 97 stores located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming
Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling Customer Service at (303)-986-4600, ext. 531, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MST).