Milk allergy alert

May 16, 2007 at 4:39 pm (alert, Allergy News!, labeling, milk)

MILK ALLERGY ALERT
May 16, 2007

Adeline’s, Inc. is recalling biscuit sandwich varieties due to undeclared
milk.

The affected products are: “Adeline’s Steak and Cheese,” “Adeline’s Steak,
Egg and Cheese,” “Adeline’s Bacon,” and “Adeline’s Bacon, Egg and Cheese.”
They were distributed from lunch trucks and vending machines in Nashville,
Tennessee from May 4 through May 11, 2007.

The products are individually wrapped and packaged in clear plastic wrap
and bear the following labels: Adeline’s Steak and Cheese, approx. wt. 6-
oz., Adeline’s Steak, Egg and Cheese, approx. wt. 7-oz., Adeline’s Bacon,
approx. wt. 4-oz., and Adeline’s Bacon, Egg, and Cheese, approx. wt. 5.5-oz.

Consumers may contact the company for information and return instructions
at (615) 650-6555.

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And another milk allergy alert

April 11, 2007 at 9:52 am (alert, Allergy News!, cooking, food, labeling, milk, recalls, safety)

MILK ALLERGY ALERT
March 30, 2007

Acapulco Bakery is recalling packages of Lorenzo brand “Conchas de Sabor
Vainilla,” “Cuernitos de Canela,” “Hojaldras,” “Croissant,” and “Sweet
Mexican Bread” varieties due to undeclared milk.

The products were sold in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia.

The recalled Lorenzo brand “Conchas de Sabor Vainilla,” “Cuernitos de
Canela,” “Hojaldras,” “Croissant,” and “Sweet Mexican Bread” varieties come
in an uncoded plastic bag, lacking a weight declaration.

Consumers who have purchased the affected products should return them to
the place of purchase.

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Allergy alerts! 3! US and Canada – Harry & David, Tickleberry, Greenleaf

April 11, 2007 at 9:49 am (alert, Allergy News!, Canada, labeling, milk, nut-free, peanut, tree nut, USA)

Harry & David Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on Harry and David Dark Chocolate Clusters The Ultimate Walnut Cherry Caramel Indulgence for Undeclared Peanuts And Cashews
Contact:
Harry & David Operations Corp.
800-345-5655

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — April 6, 2007 — Harry & David Operations Corp., of Medford, Oregon, is recalling approximately 65 – 6 oz. boxes of Dark Chocolate Clusters The Ultimate Walnut Cherry Caramel Indulgence because they may contain undeclared peanuts and cashews.People who have an allergy to peanut or cashew products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Harry & David is recalling all Dark Chocolate Clusters The Ultimate Walnut Cherry Caramel Indulgence boxes with a “Best Before” date of 071123. These products are: 6 oz. paperboard boxes with a folded over top. The boxes are green and cream striped. The “Best Before” date is printed in black ink and located below the Nutrition Facts panel on the back of the box.

These products were distributed throughout the United States through Harry and David Stores since March 15, 2007. Sales of this product have ceased.

There have been no injuries reported to date. Anyone concerned about a potential illness associated with this product should contact a physician immediately.

The recall was initiated after it was determined that the product contained peanuts and cashews. Investigation into the cause is ongoing.

Consumers are requested to return product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the recalled product may phone the Customer Service division at 800-345-5655, 24 hours a day.
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ALLERGY ALERT
UNDECLARED MILK, SOY, SULPHITES, PEANUTS AND WHEAT IN TICKLEBERRY’S CHOCOLATE COVERED DRIED FRUIT PRODUCTS
OTTAWA, March 28, 2007 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Tickleberry’s are warning people with allergies to milk, soy, sulphites, peanuts and wheat proteins not to consume Tickleberry’s Chocolate Covered Dried Fruit products described below. The affected products contain milk, soy, sulphites, peanuts and wheat which are not declared on the label.

The following Tickleberry’s Chocolate Covered Dried Fruit products, sold in 100 g packages, are affected by this alert. These products have been distributed nationally.

Product Undeclared Allergen
Chocolate Dried Blueberries Milk, Soy, Peanuts
Chocolate Dried Cherries (Pastel) Milk, Soy
Chocolate Dried Cherries (Dark) Milk, Soy, Sulphites
Chocolate Dried Strawberries Milk, Soy
Chocolate Dried Raspberries Milk, Soy
Chocolate Dried Apricots Milk, Soy, Sulphites, Wheat
Chocolate Dried Cranberries Milk, Soy
Chocolate Dried Cranberries (White) Milk, Soy
Chocolate Cherry, No Sugar Added Milk, Soy

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk, soy, sulphites, peanut and wheat proteins.

The manufacturer, Tickleberry’s, Okanagan Falls, British Columbia is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Dale Hoy at Tickleberry’s
250-490-5281

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on Milk, Soy, Sulphites, Peanuts and Wheat, five of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at http://www.inspection.gc.ca.

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Media enquiries:

Dale Hoy at Tickleberry’s
250-490-5281
Shashi Kulkarni (English)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Food Recall and Emergency Response
613-368-1622 Julie Lacoursière (French)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Food Recall and Emergency Response
613-760-4044
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http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/recaltoce.shtml

___________ALLERGY ALERT
UNDECLARED SESAME SEEDS IN NINO D’AVERSA BREAD CRUMBS
OTTAWA, March 23, 2007 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to sesame seeds not to consume Nino D’Aversa Bread Crumbs. The affected product may contain sesame seeds which are not declared on the label.

The affected product, Nino D’Aversa Bread Crumbs, is sold in 375 g containers bearing UPC code 0 65763 00120 6. All codes are affected by this alert.

This product has been distributed in Ontario.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to sesame seeds.

The manufacturer, Nino D’Aversa Bakery Ltd., Downsview, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Armando or Domenic, Nino D’Aversa Bakery Ltd., at 1- 416-638-3271;
CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on sesame seeds, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at http://www.inspection.gc.ca.

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Media enquiries:

Shashi Kulkarni (English)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Food Recall and Emergency Response
613- 368-1622 Jean-Louis Michaud (French)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Operations Co-ordination – Quebec Area
1-866-806-4115

MILK ALLERGY ALERT
April 3, 2007

Greenleaf is recalling “Lemon Bars” due to undeclared milk.

“Lemon Bars” were sold to consumers in a single retail store, Elevated Ice
Cream Company in Port Townsend, Washington. The product is not packaged and
therefore not coded. The bars are sold individually at the retail store’s
counter.

Consumers who have purchased the product may return it to the place of
purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the
company at (360) 379-0989.

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milk allergy alert

March 30, 2007 at 3:26 pm (Allergy News!, food, labeling, milk, recalls, safety)

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MILK ALLERGY ALERT
March 30, 2007

Healthy Corner Foods Inc. is recalling certain chicken and turkey salads;
and turkey, turkey salad, and chicken salad sandwiches due to undeclared
milk.

The recalled Corner Foods Salads and Sandwiches were sold in New York City
and New Jersey. The following varieties of sandwiches are included in the
recall:

“Vegetarian Turkey Sandwich” – 6-oz., plastic film wrapped, all codes
“Vegetarian Turkey Salad Sandwich” – 6-oz., plastic film wrapped, all codes
“Vegetarian Chicken Salad Sandwich” – 7-oz., plastic film wrapped, all codes
“Vegetarian Chicken Salad Sandwich on Whole Wheat Pita” – 6-oz., plastic
film wrapped, all codes
“Vegetarian Turkey Salad” – 6.5-oz., plastic container, all codes
“Vegetarian Chicken Salad” – 6.5-oz., plastic container, all codes

Consumers who have purchased the affected Healthy Corner Foods Salads
and/or Sandwiches should return them to the place of purchase.

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Food allergy alerts

March 29, 2007 at 1:33 pm (alert, Allergy News!, cooking, egg, food, labeling, milk, recalls, safety)

EGG ALLERGY ALERT
March 29, 2007

Southeast Asian Foods is recalling “Chiu Chow Fish Paste,” “Chiu Chow Fish
Ball,” and “Chiu Chow Fish Cake” due to undeclared egg.

The products were distributed in Northern California through restaurants,
supermarkets, and retail stores in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“Chiu Chow Fish Paste” is packed in a clear 5-lb. plastic bag, 40-lb.
plastic gallon bucket, or 14-oz. clear plastic cup.

“Chiu Chow Fish Ball” is packed in a clear 5-lb. plastic bag, or 14-oz.
vacuum plastic bag.

“Chiu Chow Fish Cake” is packed in a 7-oz. or 13-oz. vacuum plastic bag.

Consumers who have purchased the products may return them to the place of
purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the
company at (415) 822-2070.

EGG ALLERGY ALERT
March 23, 2007

Harry London Candies, Inc. is recalling “Harry London Chocolate Fudge and
Peanut Butter Egg confectionery Products” due to undeclared egg.

The products were distributed to various distributors, wholesalers, and
fundraising accounts nationwide in 8-oz. and 3.5-oz. packages with one of
the following bar code numbers: 2179501083, 2179501084, 2179501085, or
2179501086.

Consumers who have purchased the product should discard it and call the
company’s customer service department at (800) 321-0444 Monday through
Friday 8:30-5:00 EDT.

EGG AND MILK ALLERGY ALERT
March 23, 2007

Harry London Candies, Inc. and Macy’s are recalling Frango® Cheggs
branded “Mint Chegg, Double Chocolate Chegg, Marshmallow Chegg, Peanut
Butter Chegg, Caramel Chegg, and Toffee Cheg Egg confectionary Products”
due to undeclared egg and milk.

The products were sold at Macy’s Department Stores.

The products are packaged in 4-oz. and 8-oz. packages and have one of the
bar code numbers listed below.

Candy products with the following bar codes contain undeclared egg:
2179500565, 2179500566, 2179500567, 2179500568, 2179500570, 2179500572,
2179500573, 2179500588, 2179500589, 2179500590, 2179500592, 2179500594

Candy products with the following bar codes contain undeclared egg and
milk:
751756019807, 751756019814, 751756019821, 751756019852, 751756019838,
751756019869, 751756019876, 751756019883, 751756019890, 751756019906

Consumers who have purchased the product should discard it and call the
company’s customer service department at (800) 321-0444 Monday through
Friday 8:30-5:00 EDT.

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Food allergy alerts

March 16, 2007 at 6:40 am (alert, Allergy News!, egg, milk, wheat)

MILK AND WHEAT ALLERGY ALERT
March 12, 2007

Frito-Lay is recalling 2-oz. bags of “Fritos Original Corn Chips” due to
undeclared milk and wheat.

The product was distributed to vending machines and food service operations
in Louisiana and Texas.

The 2-oz. bags are labeled “Fritos Original Corn Chips” with a “freshness
date” of May 8 located on the upper right hand side of the package and with
a 10 digit code number of 62730483692, 62730483592, or 62730483992, which
appears immediately beneath the freshness date.

Consumers who have purchased the product may return it to the place of
purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may call the company at
(800) 352-4477.

EGG ALLERGY ALERT
March 12, 2007

Continental Mills is recalling “GFS Buttermilk Pancake Mix” due to
undeclared egg.

The product was distributed through Gordon Food Service, Inc. (GFS)
delivery and GFS Marketplace stores in Florida, Illinois, Indiana,
Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

The “GFS Buttermilk Pancake Mix” is packaged in a 5-lb. cardboard box with
the code date printed on the top flap. The code dates involved have the
first six digits KB6313 and KB6314.

Consumers who have purchased the product should discard it and bring their
receipt back to the GFS Marketplace store for a full refund. Consumers with
questions may call the company at (800) 426-0955 Monday through Friday 8:00-
5:00 PST.

MILK ALLERGY ALERT
March 12, 2007

Hempler Foods Group is recalling “RESER’S FINE FOODS, Premium BEEF SUMMER
SAUSAGE, Natural Smoke Flavoring Added” due to undeclared milk.

The product was distributed to retail stores in Idaho, Montana, New Mexico,
Oregon and Washington.

The product was sold in 16-oz. packages with a “Sell by” date of 3/13/07,
3/18/07, 4/25/07, 5/16/07, 6/16/07, or 8/27/07. Each label bears the
establishment number “EST. 6410” inside the USDA seal of inspection.

Consumers with questions should call the company at (360) 380-6685.

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Milk allergy alert

February 23, 2007 at 4:11 pm (Allergy News!, medical, milk, USA)

MILK ALLERGY ALERT
February 23, 2007

The Grainless Baker is recalling “Gluten and Casein Free Sandwich Bread”
due to undeclared milk.

The recalled “Gluten and Casein Free Sandwich Bread” is packaged in an
uncoded 18-oz. plastic bag and was sold in Connecticut, New Jersey, New
York, and Pennsylvania.

Consumers who have purchased the product should return it to the place of
purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (570) 689-
9694.

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Milk allergy alert

February 20, 2007 at 8:13 pm (alert, Allergy News!, cooking, milk, recalls, safety, USA)

MILK ALLERGY ALERT
February 20, 2007

Vita Specialty Foods, Inc. is recalling the sauces listed below due to
undeclared milk.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide in retail stores except
for the “Virginia Tech Hot Wing Sauce” and the “IU Hoosiers Varsity Wing
Sauce” that were distributed in Virginia and Indiana, respectively.

The recalled products are identified as:

“Scorned Woman Wicked Wing Sauce” 18-oz., “Best Before” dates 5/04/07
through 1/18/08

“Jim Beam Hot Wing Sauce” 5-oz., “Best Before” dates 4/17/07 through 11/7/07

“Jim Beam Hot Wing Sauce” 13-oz., “Best Before” dates 1/26/07 through
12/19/07

“Jim Beam Gourmet Foods Hot Wing Sauce” 1-gal., “Best Before” date 10/25/07

“IU Hoosiers Varsity Wing Sauce” 12-oz., “Best Before” dates 1/10/07
through 7/26/07

“Virginia Tech Hot Wing Sauce” 12-oz., “Best Before” dates 1/10/07 through
7/26/07

“Budweiser Barbecue Sauce” 19-oz., 77-oz., 1-gal., and 5-gal., all “Best
Before” dates through 6/11/08

“Budweiser Basting Sauce” 14-oz., 71-oz., 1-gal., and 5-gal., all “Best
Before” dates through 12/19/07

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to dispose of them or
contact the company at (800) 974-4778 with questions or for a refund.

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Milk allergy alert

February 6, 2007 at 1:51 pm (Allergy News!, milk, USA)

MILK ALLERGY ALERT
February 6, 2007

The Wornick Company is recalling “Gerber GRADUATES FOR TODDLERS, lil’
entrees, chicken & pasta wheel pick ups in sauce with peas” and “Gerber
GRADUATES FOR TODDLERS, lil’ entrees, beef ravioli in tomato sauce with
green beans” due to undeclared milk.

The products were distributed to retail stores nationwide.

The following products are subject to recall:

5.8-oz. packages of “Gerber GRADUATES FOR TODDLERS, lil’ entrees, chicken &
pasta wheel pick ups in sauce with peas.” Printed on the bottom of each
package are the UPC code “15000 04870” and “21 Dec 07” followed by numbers
between and including “0858 and 1053.” The establishment number “P-19076”
is printed inside the USDA seal of inspection.

5.5-oz. packages of “Gerber GRADUATES FOR TODDLERS, lil’ entrees, beef
ravioli in tomato sauce with green beans.” Printed on the bottom of each
package are the UPC code “15000 04876” and “20 Dec 07” followed by numbers
between and including “1030 and 1127.” The establishment number “19076” is
printed inside the USDA seal of inspection.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at (800)-443-7237.

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Let’s talk about fish protein

February 6, 2007 at 1:20 pm (Allergy News!, Blog & Websites, Blogroll, fish, medical, milk, recalls, Science, social issues, Websites)

A very enlightening email!!

Dear AllergyKids’ Friends,

DNA from Fish Protein Found in Ice Cream
According to ABC news and University of Cincinnati researchers, one of the nation’s leading ice cream brands and some of their popsicles contain the DNA (genetic material) from fish protein.  Scientists added a cloned protein from a fish in order to make the ice cream smoother.

Fish is one of the top eight food allergens.  So please take a moment to read and to forward this important email.

What other foods containing DNA and genetic material should I be aware of?
Foods that contain the DNA and genetic material of other animals and plants are called “genetically modified” foods.

The first genetically modified food was a tomato – introduced in 1994.  The tomato had the DNA (genetic material) of a fish injected into it to make the tomato last longer on grocery store shelves.

A poll conducted in December 2006 revealed that most Americans don’t realize that they’re eating genetically modified food, and that 60 per cent have no idea that it’s in their diet.  Genetically modified foods can include soy, corn, dairy, eggs, tomatoes, potatoes, and fish.

What does “genetically modified” mean?
Scientists take the DNA (genetic material) of one organism (like the fish) and inject it into the DNA of another organism (like the tomato).  By injecting one organism with another, the structure of the food protein is changed.  Children with food allergies are allergic to foods’ proteins (egg protein, milk protein, peanut protein, etc.).

When were genetically modified foods introduced?
Widespread introduction of genetically modified foods (“GMOs”) began ten years ago.  Beginning in the 1990s, corn was genetically modified so that it could produce its own insecticidal toxin that the corn plant releases as it grows.  Today, 70% of “corn” as we know it is genetically modified.

In 1998, the genetically modified soybean was introduced and a 50% increase in the number of people with soy allergy was seen in that year alone.  Today, 90% of “soy” as we know it is genetically modified.  According to the New England Journal of Medicine, when the soybean was genetically modified with a nut, it induced an allergic reaction in 7 out of 9 cases.

Does the sudden increase in the number of children with food allergies correspond with the introduction of genetically modified foods?
AllergyKids finds it interesting that genetically modified foods were only introduced ten years ago and that research shows that within the first five years of the introduction of the genetically modified soybean, the number of children with the peanut allergy doubled.

Parts of the genetically modified soybean are identical to known allergens.

Corn is the fastest growing genetically modified crop and one of the fastest growing food allergies in children.

What else should I know about genetically modified foods?
Genetically modified foods (“GMOs”) have altered food proteins.  Children with food allergies are allergic to food proteins. GMOs can be found in 70% of all processed foods as well as in infant formula, baby food, frozen pizzas and fruit juices.

Currently, the list of genetically modified foods intersects with the list of the top 8 allergens (including wheat, soy, dairy, egg, fish, nuts) as well as lesser known allergens (corn, tomatoes, pork and chicken).

Labeling of genetically modified foods is required in Europe, Asia, Australia and most developed countries because of the unknown health risks of genetically modified foods (“GMOs”).  Just this week, Europeans requested additional labeling for milk, meat and egg products derived from animals fed genetically engineered crops.

No human trials have been conducted to test the safety of GMOs.

Please forward this email to others and encourage them to sign up for our free newsletter.  As we learn more about GMOs, you can help protect the health of your family and friends, as we learn more about genetically modified foods and the unknown role that they play in the health of our children.

AllergyKids needs your support to continue this important research.
Every time that you purchase AllergyKids’ stickers for your child’s preschool or an AllergyKids’ med case to carry your child’s epinephrine; you are supporting our independent research on behalf of all of these children.

We understand that you will have questions since 60% of Americans have never heard of a “GMO”, so please do not hesitate to contact us.

More information is also available on our Resources page at http://www.allergykids.com or by conducting a keyword search: “GMOs and food allergies”.

With hope for the cure,

Robyn O’Brien
Founder, AllergyKids
Mother of Four
1.800.671.1525

I encourage all of you to sign up for Robyn’s email list!

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