Recent Agency News
Recall: Organic Garlic Powder
Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., a specialty retailer of organic and natural products, is expanding their recall of Natural Grocers brand Organic Garlic Powder to all lots as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recalled product is packaged in clear plastic bags with Natural Grocers label notating Julian pack on dates and pricing per pound. The product was produced in size ranges of 0.25 pound to 0.30 pound.
The product was distributed to Natural Grocers' 95 stores located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Consumers can find the specific locations of Natural Grocers stores at: http://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locations.
Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling:
303-986-4600, ext. 531
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., MST.
Recall: Cumin spice
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice -- a life-threatening danger to people with peanut allergies.
The recall has been ongoing since December, as more retailers identify products that contain the cumin.
The Food and Drug Administration is now warning all people with peanut allergies to avoid cumin and products that contain cumin.
While such large allergy-related recalls are rare, undeclared allergens like peanuts are the leading cause of food recalls in the United States.
According to the group Food Allergy Research and Education, or FARE, 15 million Americans have food allergies, including 1 in 13 children.
Eight foods account for more than 90 percent of the allergies -- peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish.
Recall: Amana Dinner Rolls
The Jefferson Street Bakery of Burlington, IA, is recalling all "Amana Dinner Rolls" produced with lot number "834J364" because they may contain undeclared milk.
Bulk product is received in a cardboard case containing 10 individual units and is marked with lot number "834J364" on the case label. Individual units are packaged in 1 LB. 2 OZ. (510g) bread bags marked with lot number "834J364" on the bread clip.
The recalled products were distributed to retail stores in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, and South Dakota.
Consumers that may have purchased "Amana Dinner Rolls" marked with lot number "834J364" are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Recall: Sara Lee and Jewel Bagels
Bimbo Bakeries USA is voluntarily recalling Thomas', Sara Lee and Jewel Bagels because they may contain undeclared peanuts and almonds.
The recalled product contains the bakery code number 30088 printed on the plastic tab closure to the left of the best by date.
RECALLED PRODUCT in NE:
• Sara Lee Blueberry Bagels 6-pack 20oz.
• Sara Lee Cinnamon Raisin Bagels 6-pack 20oz.
• Sara Lee Plain Bagels 6-pack 20oz.