XGold Medal, Wondra & Signature Kitchens Flour Recall [US]

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US/Silver Spring: 7073 - XGoldMedalWondraSignatureKitchensFlourGeneral Mills recalls certain batch/lots of XGold Medal Flour, Wondra Flour and Signature Kitchens Baking Flour due to suspected E. coli O121 contamination, a serious health hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/kzNa300Mzio

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm504235.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Baking Flour Products are subject to this recall:

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Open Nature Chile Cheese Enchilada Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Open Nature Chile Cheese Enchilada Recall [US]Overhill Farms recalls some frozen Open Nature Chile Cheese Enchiladas due to possible Salmonella contamination, a serious health hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/Fm3rZ

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm425648.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Enchiladas are subject to this recall:

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Safeway Angel Food Cake Recall [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Safeway recalls various Angel Food Cake products due to undeclared milk and soy, both known allergens. FDA: http://ht.ly/pjGiX

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm370125.htm

Additional information:Safeway Angel Food Cake
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Angel Food Cakes are subject to this recall:

  • Angel Food Cake; Sell-By dates: 9/1/13 to 10/1/2013; UPC: 2113010510
  • Holiday Decorated Angel Food Cake; Sell-By dates: 9/1/13 to 10/1/2013
  • Angel Food Cups 4-Count; Sell-By dates: 9/1/13 to 10/1/2013
  • Cake Angel Food Loaf; Sell-By dates: 9/1/13 to 10/1/2013
  • Angel Food Cake Loaf 2-Count; Sell-By dates: 9/1/13 to 10/1/2013
  • Angel Food Cake Fruit Topped; Sell-By dates: 9/1/13 to 10/2/2013

According to the FDA, the recalled Angel Food Cake products were sold in all Safeway, Carrs, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Pak ‘N Save, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb and Vons stores throughout the United States.

About Milk and Soy Allergies:
For some people, milk (and milk products) and soy (and soy products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Due to modern food manufacturing methods, milk products may not “look” or “sound” as if they are derived from milk. Some examples of foods with milk proteins include artificial butter or cheese flavor; casein or caseinates; curds; ghee; hydrolysates; lactalbumin and lactalbumin phosphate; lactose, lactoglobulin, lactoferrin and lactulose; and finally, rennet (originally, ground calves’ stomach but more often now, by-products of genetically engineered bacteria, mold or yeast).

Similarly, many foods have soy-based ingredients including edamame (soybeans in pods), hydrolyzed soy protein, miso, soy protein isolate, soy sauce, tamari, tempeh, teriyaki sauce, textured vegetable protein (“TVP”) and tofu. In addition, lax labeling laws in many countries allow manufacturers to use (but not declare) small amounts of soy in “artificial flavoring”, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, vegetable broth and others. Although levels of these allergens are comparatively small, they may cause dangerous allergic reactions, including Anaphylactic Shock.

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to milk and/or soy ingredients within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death. If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock, call 9-1-1 or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical center. If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q. Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.

Please note: a person allergic to one type of food or other substance may also be simultaneously allergic to others. Multiple undeclared allergens may compound symptoms in susceptible persons. Seek immediate medical care if you suspect you or someone else is suffering from Anaphylactic Shock.

You can learn more about food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm.

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Randalls Recalls

Safety News: Been shopping at Randalls recently? Here are the company’s latest recalls as of Monday, June 18: http://ht.ly/bEJKh

Direct link: http://www.randalls.com/ShopStores/Product-Recalls.page

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