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Publix, Wal-Mart, Palmer brand snacks recalled for Salmonella

Salmonella problems at Valley Milk Products LLC powdered milk plant again blamed

Five weeks after the U.S. Marshals Service raided a powdered milk factory at the request of FDA, seizing more than 4 million pounds of product because of possible Salmonella contamination, down-stream food companies are still initiating recalls, the latest being the iconic Palmer Candy Co. The 149-year-old, family-owned candy company based in Souix City, IA,… Continue Reading

FDA Rejects Several Snack Products From India for Contaminants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected a number of snack imports made by Indian company Haldiram Snacks for concerns over high levels of pesticides, mold and bacteria. The move comes as global food corporation Nestlé has been subjected to a nationwide ban in India of its Maggi noodles that have allegedly tested for high levels… Continue Reading

Sunflower Seeds and Snack Mixes Recalled for Listeria Risk

A Michigan company is recalling its sunflower seeds and snack mixes made with the seeds because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. Lipari Foods of Warren, MI — located north of Detroit — issued a voluntary recall of its Raw Sunflower Seeds, Roasted Sunflower Seeds and Snack Mixes Wednesday after sampling… Continue Reading

Allergen Alert: Flavored Peanuts With Milk

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) expanded its warning issued on March 15, 2012 to include the Koh-Kae brand snack products listed below because the products contain milk not declared on the label. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the affected products. The products were distributed in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and may… Continue Reading

Allergen Alert: Caramel ‘Puffcorn’ Snack With Milk

Troyer Cheese, Inc. is recalling their Backroad Country Caramel Puffcorn, because it may contain undeclared milk. People who are allergic to milk have the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction to this product. This recall was discovered when the milk-containing product were distributed in packaging that did not have a label saying the… Continue Reading

One Third of ‘Empty Calories’ Come from Snacks

Americans are getting about one-third of all their daily calories from the “empty calories” of snack foods  – that is, from solid fats and added sugar of little nutritional value, according to the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS). On a positive note, however, the ARS says one-third of Americans’ daily fruit intake — which is… Continue Reading

Allergy Alert: Fiber One Chewy Bar Mix Up

General Mills is recalling a day’s production of Chocolate flavor Fiber One 90-Calorie Chewy Bars because the box could contain Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor Fiber One 90-Calorie Chewy Bars. There have been no reports of allergic reactions or illnesses associated with the mix up, however, the possibility of an unlabeled allergen makes this a Class… Continue Reading