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TIME FOR ACTION -WE NEED ALL OF YOU!
Right now, we have an important opportunity to advance our mission by showing Congress that their constituents care about ending child hunger.
One important item of our legislative agenda—Child Nutrition Reauthorization - is moving forward in Congress, and we need your help to demonstrate strong support for this priority.
We encourage you to sign the letter below, which outlines our priorities for the bill.
• The Child Nutrition Reauthorization Network sign-on letter urges Congress to make new investments in child nutrition programs, particularly during out of school times – after school, holidays, weekends, and summer – when our network steps up to fill the gaps.
Simply click the following link and sign your organization on to the letter.
While the legislative process for both bills will not end here, we have a rare opportunity before us to advance our mission and we hope you'll sign on to this important letter.
Hy-Vee Summer Fresh Pasta Salad Recall
Hy-Vee pulls pasta salad from stores due to potential threat of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria contamination
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 28, 2015 – West Des Moines, Iowa – On April 27, 2015, Hy-Vee, Inc. issued a recall for Hy-Vee Summer Fresh Pasta Salad that is sold in its stores' kitchen department cold cases and salad bars. The pasta was recalled after Hy-Vee was notified the frozen vegetables used to make the ready-to-eat pasta were potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The frozen vegetables were produced by Inventure Foods, Jefferson, Georgia.
For more information click here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm444946.htm
RECALL: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has initiated a voluntary recall of all ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches for all flavors and containers because of the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes . The company is ceasing all sales and closing all scoop shops until all products are ensured to be 100% safe.
The ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches being recalled were distributed in the United States to retail outlets, including food service accounts and grocery markets, as well as online at jenis.com. This recall includes all products bearing the “Jeni’s” brand name.
The contamination was discovered in a sample randomly collected by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.
Customers may also contact Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at 614-360-3905 between the hours of 9 am and 10 pm (E.D.T.) on April 23 and 24, from 9 am to 5 pm (E.D.T.) on April 25 and 26, and from 9 am to 5 pm (E.D.T.) on Mondays through Fridays thereafter. Jeni’s can also be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and at jenis.com/recall .
Recall: Fresh Frozen™ Vegetables and Jamba® "At Home" Smoothie Kits
Inventure Foods, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of certain varieties of its Fresh Frozen™ line of frozen vegetables as well as select varieties of its Jamba "At Home" line of smoothie kits due to finding of Listeria monocytogenes, in its Jefferson, GA facility.
These recalled products did not test positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and there are no known illnesses linked to consumption of Fresh Frozen IQF frozen vegetables or Jamba “At Home” smoothies to date. However, Inventure Foods has decided to err on the side of utmost caution and issue a voluntary recall because Listeria monocytogenes was detected in the facility during routine testing.
The Fresh Frozen products being recalled are distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts, mass merchandise stores and supermarkets in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Virginia and Wisconsin.
The Jamba “At Home” smoothies’ products being recalled are distributed to retail outlets, including mass merchandise stores and supermarkets east of the Mississippi River. Only specific Jamba “At Home” branded products are involved in this recall. No other Jamba® branded products are affected.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm444311.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
RECALL: West Liberty Foods Grilled Chicken Breast
West Liberty Foods, a Tremonton, Utah establishment, is recalling approximately 34,075 pounds of grilled chicken breast products that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The grilled chicken patties were produced on February 4, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:
• 25-lb. cardboard boxes containing 5-5lb plastic bags of “SUBWAY FULLY COOKED GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST PATTY WITH RIB MEAT”
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 34349 or P-34349” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to restaurants in Illinois, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Texas. The company has already contacted the restaurants impacted in this recall.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Renee Miller, Sales Support Manager, at (319) 627-6114 (319) 627-6114 . Media with questions about the recall can contact Dan Waters, VP and General Counsel, at (515) 224-6199 (515) 224-6199.