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Handwashing Vs. Hand Sanitizer: Protecting Your Family From COVID-19 and Other Illnesses

Cleaning your hands often is one of the easiest and best ways to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 . It can also help reduce the spread of the flu, colds and other respiratory infections . It can also help you prevent foodborne illnesses while cooking, such as salmonella. Handwashing can also reduce the chance of food allergy reactions from cross-contact on surfaces. The average person touches their face about 23 times an hour. 1 Your hands come in contact with...

Peanut, Soy, Milk and Tree Nut (Almonds) Allergy Alerts - Giant Eagle Dried Fruit Mix

Giant Eagle Recalls Dried Fruit Mix Due to Undeclared Allergens For Immediate Release July 18, 2020 Contacts Consumers: Eagle Customer Care 1.800.553.2324 Media: Jannah Jablonowski 412.967.4551 media.relations@gianteagle.com Announcement Giant Eagle, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of Giant Eagle Dried Island Fruit Mix due to the possibility the product may contain undeclared Peanut, Almond, Milk and Soy allergens. Those who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Peanut, Almond, Milk or...

Egg Allergy Alert - Whole Foods Spinach Artichoke Dip

Allergy Alert Issued by Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc. for Undeclared Egg in Spinach Artichoke Dip For Immediate Release Contacts Consumers David Mulligan Winter Gardens Quality Manager 717-624-6032 Announcement Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc., is voluntary recalling one of its products: Whole Foods Market Spinach Artichoke Dip carrying the lot code 248 and Use By: 07/26/20, because of an undeclared allergen (Egg). Consumers who have a food allergy or have severe sensitivity to Egg...

Milk Allergy Alert - Happy Colon Yum Shortbread and Mmmm Chocolate Chip Cookie

Happy Colon Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Happy Colon Yum Shortbread Cookie and Happy Colon Mmmm Chocolate Chip Cookie For Immediate Release July 16, 2020 Contacts Consumers 1-855-423-6637 Announcement Happy Colon Foods, LLC of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is recalling Happy Colon YUM Shortbread Cookie and Happy Colon Mmmm Chocolate Chip Cookie, because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or...

What the FDA’s Temporary Food Labeling Guidance Really Means for People With Food Allergies

Update – July 16, 2020: The FDA's temporary labeling guidance will remain in effect for the length of the public health emergency (PHE) due to the spread of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). A PHE is determined and declared by the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The PHE remains in place during the emergency or 90 days, but may be extended by the secretary. Though the current PHE is set to expire on July 25, 2020, HHS Secretary Azar has said he will extend the...

Study Tests Best Ways to Remove Food Allergens From Surfaces

Many people are concerned about the food you can’t see – the food left on restaurant tables, school cafeteria tables and in the home kitchen . It’s a valid concern. Some cleaning methods don’t completely remove food allergens. A person with a food allergy may be at risk of having a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) from cross-contact if they eat their food off that surface. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has done a study called “ Allergen Removal and Transfer Using Wiping and...

Tree Nut (Walnuts and Almonds) - Wegmans Pecan Blend Trail Mix

Flagstone Foods, LLC. Issues Voluntary Recall of Wegmans Pecan Blend Due to Undeclared Almonds and Walnuts For Immediate Release July 13, 2020 Contacts Consumers: Flagstone Foods, LLC 1-612-222-3857 Announcement Flagstone Foods LLC, of Robersonville, NC, is recalling its 16-ounce packages ofWegmans Pecan Blend Trail Mix because they may contain undeclared almonds and walnuts. The product comes in a 16-ounce, plastic stand-up resealable package, marked with UPC Code 0-77890-31040-3 and lot...

Sesame Allergy Alert - Kind Oats & Honey Granola with Toasted Coconut

Allergy Alert: KIND Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Undeclared Sesame Seeds in Oats & Honey For Immediate Release July 7, 2020 Contacts Consumers: customerservice@kindsnacks.com Media: Jenna Thornton 203-803-3653 thornton@kindsnacks.com Announcement KIND Healthy Snacks (KIND) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of Oats & Honey Granola with Toasted Coconut pouches due to the presence of sesame seeds, which is not listed as an ingredient in the product. The label does list “sesame...

Tree Nut (Walnuts) Allergy Alert - Whole Foods Market Red Velvet Cheesecake Slices

Allergy Alert for Undeclared Tree Nut in Red Velvet Cheesecake Slices Issued by Whole Foods Market Stores in California, Idaho, and Nevada For Immediate Release June 29, 2020 Contacts Consumers 1-844-936-8255 Media Rachel Malish Rachel.malish@wholefoods.com Announcement Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling Red Velvet Cheesecake Slices from 36 stores in California, Boise, Idaho, and Reno, Nevada, due to an undeclared tree nut (walnut) allergen. The recall was initiated when a store...

Milk Allergy Alert: Beyond Better Foods Chocolate Peanut Butter Pints

Beyond Better Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Mislabeled Chocolate Peanut Butter Pints For Immediate Release June 24, 2020 Company Contact Information Consumers: 1-800-819-2998 recallhotline@beyondbetterfoods.com Announcement Beyond Better Foods, LLC, is recalling select pints from a single production run of Enlightened brand Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream pints because they may have been packaged in Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter containers and thus contain...

Peanut Allergy Alert: 7-Select Yogurt Pretzels

Mount Franklin Foods, LLC dba Azar Nut Company Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in “7-Select Yogurt Pretzels” For Immediate Release June 23, 2020 Company Contact Information Consumers: 1-800-351-8178 Announcement Mount Franklin Foods, LLC dba Azar Nut Company of El Paso, TX is voluntarily recalling its 5-ounce packages of "7-Select Yogurt Pretzels" because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic...

Wheat, Soy. Tree Nut (Cashews) Allergy Alerts - Fresh Express Southwest Chopped Kit

Fresh Express Announces Precautionary Recall of a Limited Quantity of Southwest Chopped Kit Due to the Presence of Undeclared Allergens For Immediate Release June 19, 2020 Contacts Consumers Fresh Express Consumer Response Center (800) 242-5472 Announcement Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Fresh Express 11.5-ounce Southwest Chopped Kit with production codes G163B10A and G163B10B, UPC code 0 71279 30602 5 and use-by date of June 29 due to the presence of undeclared...

Strides in Food Allergy Advocacy

Even though 32 million Americans have food allergies, protections for people with food allergies are still lacking. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and its division Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) have been advocating for better food allergy awareness and for ways to prevent severe allergic reactions. Engagement With FDA During COVID-19 – AAFA is leading a coalition of 13 other food allergy organizations to respond to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) "Temporary...

Fish, Shellfish, Soy, Wheat, Eggs, Milk Allergy Alerts - Captain Rusty's Seafood Dip

Rusty’s Seafood Market Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergens (Fish, Crustacean, Shellfish, Eggs, Milk, Soy, and Wheat) in all “Captain Rusty’s Seafood Dips” For Immediate Release June 12, 20202 Contacts Consumers Captain Rusty Seafood 813-244-2799 Announcement Rusty’s Seafood Market of Lorida, Florida, is recalling all five of its Captain Rusty’s Seafood Dips due to the presence of undeclared allergens. People who have allergies to fish (mahi, salmon, whiting, pollock, threadfin...

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