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Organic nut recall: Ava’s cashews, almonds may carry Listeria

Hampton Farms has expanded its recall of Ava’s brand cashews and almonds, distributed for retail sale in New Jersey, because its nut supplier Hudson Valley Foods Inc. found Listeria monocytogenes in its processing plant in Highland, NY. Hampton Farms used the nuts from Hudson Valley Farms in Ava’s branded organic roasted unsalted cashews and organic roasted unsalted almonds,… Continue Reading

GoMacro, Thrive Bars recalled for possible Listeria in almonds

GoMacro is recalling a limited number of MacroBars and Thrive Bars in the U.S. and Canada because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company’s almond supplier notified GoMacro on Wednesday that an ingredient in specific MacroBars and Thrive Bars could be contaminated, according to the recall notice on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. No… Continue Reading

Cranberry Candy Recalled Due to Almonds

Cape Cod Provisions LLC of Pocasset, MA is recalling Cape Cod Cranberry Candy™ and Harvest Sweets™ Milk Chocolate/Dark Chocolate/Yogurt Covered Cranberry Blend (mix of all three varieties in the package) because they may contain undeclared yogurt covered almonds. These products can further be identified by their UPC codes; Cape Cod Cranberry Candy™ UPC 6 12681… Continue Reading

Chemical-Free Process Approved for Pasteurizing CA Almonds

A technical review panel of the Almond Board of California has given its seal of approval to another chemical-free process for pasteurizing almonds. The technology being marketed by RF Biocidics of Sacramento uses radio frequency waves to zap pathogens, insects, and mold on almonds and other foods instead of using chemicals or steam. The process does not alter the taste or… Continue Reading

Whole Foods Raw Almonds Recalled for High Levels of Natural Chemical

Marin Food Specialties, Inc. of Byron, CA, is voluntarily recalling Organic Raw Almonds (bitter almonds) sold at Whole Foods Markets due to potentially elevated levels of the natural chemical hydrogen cyanide, according to laboratory test results. The almonds were labeled as “Whole Foods Market Organic Raw Almonds Imported from Italy” and “Whole Foods Organic raw… Continue Reading

FDA to Evaluate Risk of Salmonella in Tree Nuts

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Wednesday announced its plan to assess the risks of Salmonella contamination associated with tree nuts. The aim of the risk assessment, described in a filing by FDA, is twofold: to determine the current risk to public health associated with eating tree nuts and to evaluate the success of Salmonella interventions… Continue Reading

Allergen Alert: Harry and David Recall Barbeque Almonds

Harry and David of Medford, OR is recalling approximately 205 2 oz. bags of its Premium Kansas City Style Barbeque almonds because the bags may contain peanuts. Peanuts are not declared as ingredients, but the label includes the statement “May contain trace amounts of allergens not listed in the ingredients.” This problem was discovered on… Continue Reading