HMSHost Recalls Multiple Brands of Cape Cod Cranberry Trail Mix Because of Possible Health Risk
For Immediate Release
May 13, 2016
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HMSHost of Bethesda, Maryland is recalling multiple brands of trail mix, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeriainfection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The Cape Cod Cranberry Trail Mix, 7 oz., was sold under the brand names Fresh Attractions, 1897, Ciao, Farmers Market, Grounded In, La Tapenade, Marche, MKT, Pronto, PZA, The Local, and Urban Market in stores in the following markets: Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia.
The trail mix has a UPC code of 2050000142000 and a use by date from 4/5/16 to 9/17/16.
HMSHost was recently notified by one of its snack manufacturers, Woodstock Farms Manufacturing, that during their routine testing, the presence of Listeria monocytogenes was revealed in two lots of walnuts used in one of its trail mixes. To take every precaution, HMSHost has removed this product from stores and is initiating a recall of its 7 oz. Cape Cod Cranberry Trail Mix.
The manufacturer has reported that there are no known illnesses to date from the ingredient in question; however, we ask that you do not consume this product. Consumers who wish to receive a refund for unused portions may return it to the store for a full refund or contact email@example.com or call 1-877-672-7467. Our phone lines are manned 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm501041.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery