Listeria Concerns Cause Recall of Some Honey Gourmet Snack BarsJul 6, 2016
Alerts have been issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to listeria concerns involving gourmet honey bars. The Honey Bunchie Gourmet Honey bars that contain SunOpta sunflower kernels may carry a health risk. Also, individuals with peanut allergens are being warned about undeclared peanut ingredients in several Frito-Lay and Kellogg products, according to Kane County Connects.
Honey Bunchie, LLC is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited number of Honey Bunchies Gourmet Honey Bars that have the potential of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious, and sometimes fatal, infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems.
Kellogg Company announced that it is voluntarily recalling certain varieties and limited dates of production of Mother’s, Keebler, Kellogg’s Special K brownies, Murray and Famous Amos snacks and cookies because they may contain undeclared peanut residue. Grain Craft has recalled wheat flour that may have the potential to contain low levels of peanut residue.
Frito-Lay issued an update to its previously announced voluntary recall of select Rold Gold Tiny Twists, Rold Gold Thins, Rold Gold Sticks and Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided due to a potential of undeclared peanut allergen. Specific Rold Gold products remain unchanged. The FDA communication updates the “use by” dates for two of the impacted multipack products that may contain the affected Rold Gold 1 oz. Tiny Twists pretzels. The updated information is: 20-count Baked & Popped Mix with “use by” dates ranging from May 31 to August 9, 2016; 32- count Fun Times Mix with “use by” dates ranging from May 31 to August 9, 2016.
The FDA website said that consumers with any item noted in their announcement, can return the product to the retailer for a full refund or may contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations.