Today's recalls due to safety concerns, include mismarked soy burgers, contaminated butter cookies and undeclared allergens in snack chips.
Gardenburger, LLC is recalling a limited quantity of Eating Right™ Soy Protein Burgers sold in Safeway, Carrs, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Pak ‘N’ Save, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Vons, and Pavilions retail stores nationwide because the packages inadvertently contained Eating Right™ Veggie Burgers, which contain milk. The label does not list milk as an ingredient. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions and should not eat this product.
The retail package is a 4-count, 10-ounce carton marked with a UPC Code of 79893 80071 and one of the following lot codes on the side panel of the package:
NOV 17 12 WT A
NOV 17 12 WT B
This product is located in the freezer case. No other Eating Right products or date codes are involved in this recall. Safeway was notified of the situation by a consumer.
This product is manufactured by Gardenburger, LLC, Clearfield, Utah and distributed by Lucerne Foods, Pleasanton, Calif.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should return it to their place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Gardenburger at 877-864- 3490 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern Time, Monday – Friday; or Lucerne Foods at 877-232-4271 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in all time zones, Monday – Friday.
Working in consultation with the United States Food and Drug Administration, Rite Aid has initiated a voluntary chainwide recall of approximately 85,000 tins of butter cookies distributed by Rite Aid under the Rich Fields brand name because of the possibility of contamination with Bacillus cereus. This microorganism may cause diarrhea, nausea and/or vomiting; however, the possibility of serious adverse health consequences is remote.
This recall affects only 12 oz. tins featuring either a decorative castle or Christmas designs and sold exclusively in Rite Aid stores. Affected products can be identified by the UPC codes 01249596519 and 88411804619 located directly beneath the bar code on the bottom of each tin. No other Rich Fields or Rite Aid brand products are affected by this voluntary recall.
The recall was initiated after the company conducted quality testing on the affected product because of an uncharacteristic odor. Customers should not eat the cookies and can return them to any Rite Aid store for a full refund. Information regarding the recall is available online at www.RiteAid.com  or by calling 1-800-RITE-AID Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST and Saturday from 9:30 to 6 p.m. EST.
Rite Aid also is contacting customers who purchased the affected products using their wellness+ loyalty card in order to inform them of the recall.
Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with approximately 4,700 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia.
Rhythm Superfoods, LLC is initiating the voluntary recall of a limited quantity of KOOL RANCH KALE CHIPS, UPC/SKU code 8 29739 00052 1. A quantity (approx. 2,700 cases) of KOOL RANCH KALE CHIPS containing cashews was inadvertently placed into packaging that did not declare cashews as an ingredient and possibly shipped to retail locations nationwide. People who have an allergy, or a severe sensitivity to cashews, run a risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Because the mislabeled product contains cashews, an allergen, Rhythm Superfoods is strongly advising consumers who are allergic to cashews and who have purchased the recalled product not to consume it to avoid the possibility of a serious allergic reaction.
The affected product is marked with “sell by” dates of 03/26/12, 03/27/12, 03/28/12, 04/03/12, 04/04/12, 04/10/12. Consumers who may have purchased RHYTHM SUPERFOODS™ Kool Ranch Kale Chips UPC/SKU code 8 29739 00052 1 should look for the “sell-by” date located on the white sticker affixed to the back of the bag, on the right side of the package. No other RHYTHM SUPERFOODS™ products are impacted by this recall.
To date, only one case of allergic reaction has been reported. Out of an abundance of caution, Rhythm Superfoods issued this voluntary recall of 6 dates of production to ensure the safety of consumers.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing cashews was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of cashews. Subsequent investigation indicated that the problem was caused by the use of new packaging that failed to declare the cashews.
Rhythm Superfoods is dedicated to food quality, and the health and safety of its consumers. For these reasons, the company initiated this recall. We apologize to our retail customers and consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience created by this voluntary product recall. We have advised both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Department of Agriculture of this voluntary recall and of course, will cooperate with them fully. Rhythm Superfoods is asking consumers to contact them for an exchange or refund by calling 1-512-441- 5667 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday). Consumers with questions may contact the company at Customer Service 1-512- 441-5667 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday).