Posts Tagged ‘food product recall’

Allergic to Dairy? Read Before Eating Those Sunflower Seeds!

May 19, 2010

Ryt-Way Industries, LLC, a food packaging company, is immediately recalling some of the sunflower seed products that they have packaged, as they contain undeclared dairy ingredients.  The recall, which includes products that have been distributed nationwide, is a voluntary recall, and is being done in conjunction with the FDA:

Ryt-way Industries LLC of Lakeville, MN is voluntarily recalling select BIGS ® Original Salted & Roasted Sunflower Seeds because they may contain dairy ingredients that were not declared on the packaging.  The product is packaged in 5.35oz plastic bags with BEST BY Dates of 30MAY2011 and 31MAY2011 with an individual bag UPC code 896887002196.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to dairy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

It was discovered that the sunflower seed packages at issue, as manufactured by BiGS, do not disclose the presence of dairy within them.  Ryt-Way goes on in their announcement to instruct consumers that are allergic to dairy how to handle this situation, should they be in possession of these recalled items:

Consumers who are allergic to dairy and who have purchased the recalled products are advised not to consume the product and are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact 1-877-722-7556

So, if you are allergic to dairy and/or have a sensitivity to dairy products, and love those sunflower seeds, please check your home for these recalled products.  As the weather gets warmer and we try to snack on “healthier” items to get that “younger figure back for summer”, don’t let this recall pass you by!

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FDA Orders Widespread Food Additive Recall

March 9, 2010

The FDA has ordered a recall of over 90 products, as manufactured by Basic Food Flavors, Inc.  The ingredient in question is hydrolyzed vegetable protein, and the recall covers multiple products.

As of this writing, there have been no reported illnesses to the FDA, based on the contamination.  For a listing of the recalled products, click on this link.    Jeffrey Farrar, associate commissioner for food protection at the FDA, was recently quoted in an article as stating:  “At this time we believe the risk to consumers is very low.”

The FDA states that this product is used in thousands of food products.  However, the article states the following, as it relates to the risk.  Again, Jeffrey Farrar:

Jeffrey Farrar, associate commissioner for food protection at the FDA, said Thursday that many of the products that contain the product are not dangerous because the risk of salmonella is eliminated after the food has been cooked. Many of the foods involved in the recall are ready-to-eat items that are not cooked by the consumer.

This recall continues to evolve with time.  Please continually check the FDA website for updates as to the status of what products are in the recall.