March Food Recalls

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Edamame (Soybean) Recall

On March 16, Advanced Fresh Concepts (AFC) issued a recall for packaged Edamame (soybeans) due to the potential of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria infections can be serious, even fatal, in young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and other persons with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. A Listeria infection can also cause a pregnant woman to suffer a miscarriage, stillbirth, or fetal infection.

The recalled products were sold in eight ounce (227 gram) packages, labeled “Edamame – Soybeans in Pods” with UPC 0-23012-00261-9. Packaging also bears a date between January 1 and March 17 of this year. The recalled soybeans were distributed through sushi counters in grocery stores, cafeterias, and corporate dining centers in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washing, and Wyoming.

Recalled soybean packages are white with black and blue text:

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Consumers who have purchased the recalled soybeans are encouraged to return packages to place of purchase for full refunds.

Wellness Dog Food Recalled

WellPet is voluntarily recalling a specific recipe of canned dog food topper due to elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. Although beef thyroid hormone is naturally occurring, elevated levels may adversely affect your dog’s metabolism. Initial symptoms include anxiousness, increased heart rate, increased thirst, increased urination, and weight loss. Prolonged effects include vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid/difficulty breathing. If your dog has experienced any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian.

Wellness 95% Beef Topper For Dogs is the only recipe affected by this dog food recall. The product is sold in 13.2 ounce cans bearing Best By Dates of February 2, August 29, and August 30 of 2019. Recalled dog food cans were distributed online and at pet retailers throughout North America.

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As of March 17, the FDA had received reports that three dogs were affected by the increased levels of beef thyroid hormone in Wellness 95% Beef Topper For Dogs. WellPet’s investigation led to this voluntary recall. The dogs in question have since full recovered.

“Please know that safeguarding the health and wellbeing of pets is of the utmost importance to us. We fully intend on maintaining the trust you have placed in us to keep your pets healthy and happy, and are removing this product as part of our ongoing commitment to quality and food safety.”

-Camelle Kent, WellPet CEO

Blue Buffalo Dog Food Recalled

Blue Buffalo Company has issued a voluntary recall for one production lot of BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dog. The recalled dog food may contain increased levels of a naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone. Prolonged consumption of the affected product may result in serious symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or difficulty breathing.

BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs is sold in 12.5 ounce cans. The recalled lot can be identified by UPC Code 840243101153 and Best By Date of June 7, 2019.

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Only one dog has been reported ill in connection with the Blue Buffalo canned dog food recall. Blue Buffalo’s investigation led to the voluntary recall. The dog which ate the affected product has made a complete recovery.

The recalled canned dog food was distributed online and at pet retailers across the nation. Consumers should cease feeding the affected Blue Buffalo dog food and return it to place of purchase for full refunds.

Nutiva Shakes Recalled

On March 18, Organic Superfoods company Nutiva issued a voluntary recall for specific vanilla shakes. The Vanilla Flavor Organic Plant Based Protein Superfood 30 Shakes are being recalled due to a potential peanut contamination. People with peanut allergies run the risk of an allergic reaction by consuming the recalled shake products.

The recalled shakes were packaged in ten 1.2 ounce (34 gram) packets or 21.6 ounce jars. The expiration date is September 20, 26, or 27 of 2018. The recalled Nutivaa shakes were distributed online and through retailers in California, Colorado, Florida, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Texas.

For product replacement or refund, contact Nutiva at (800) 993-4367 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., or email help@nutiva.com.

Whooping Cough Fact Sheet

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

You may have heard about the cases of whooping cough in Lexington. Although most persons you may meet are vaccinated against the illness, it is important to be aware of whooping cough, its symptoms, and treatment.

Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is a respiratory illness. It is very contagious. Pertussis vaccines are the most effective tool to prevent this illness, but like all vaccines, it is not 100% effective. This means that if whooping cough has been going through the community, there is still a chance that a fully vaccinated person can catch the illness. If a person has been vaccinated, however, the infection is usually not as bad for him or her.

Whooping cough spreads from person to person through coughing, sneezing, or even being in close proximity to someone with the illness. Many people are infected with whooping cough by siblings, parents, or caregivers who do not even know they have the illness. Symptoms of the illness usually begin within five to ten days after being exposed but could take up to three weeks to manifest.

Whooping Cough Symptoms

There are two stages of symptoms for whooping cough: early stage and late stage.

Early stage symptoms

(First 1 to 2 weeks)

  • Runny nose
  • Low-grade fever (generally minimal throughout the course of the disease)
  • Mild, occasional cough
  • Apnea (pause in breathing) in babies

Late stage symptoms

(The traditional symptoms people associate with whooping cough)

  • Fits of many, rapid coughs followed by a high-pitched “whoop” on the inhale
  • Vomiting (throwing up) during or after coughing fits
  • Exhaustion after coughing fits

Pertussis Symptoms for Babies

Symptoms for babies are very different from older children and adults. Babies might not even have a cough or it could be a slight cough. They are also likely to show apnea (a long pause in breathing). This illness is very dangerous for babies. Information about babies who have the illness shows that about 50% of babies under one year need care in the hospital.

What to Do if Seeing Symptoms

If a school age child is showing symptoms, he or she should stay home from school and visit a healthcare provider. You should take your child to a healthcare provider even if he or she has been vaccinated. If your child has whooping cough, he or she will need to stay out of school until all antibiotics have been taken.

If a person in your home has whooping cough, the healthcare provider may recommend that others in the home also take an antibiotic to prevent the spread of the illness.

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a contagious respiratory illness. Be on the watch for symptoms for you and your family and visit a healthcare provider should you think someone may have the illness.

Written by Nicole Peritore, Kentucky Extension Specialist for Family Health. Edited by Lauren State, Oldham County Extension Staff Assistant. Source material from the Centers for Disease Control.

February Food Recalls

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Private Selection Pies Recalled

On February 8, Lengendary Baking issued a recall for Private Selection Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie packages due to a mistake in labeling. Almonds and eggs were listed under “may contain” instead of “contains.” Consumption of the recalled pie products poses a health risk to people with almond and egg allergies.

The recalled pies come in 34 ounce packages marked with lot number CH17025. They were distributed to Kroger and other retail stores in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Consumers who have egg or almond allergies should not consume the recalled pies. Private Selection Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pies can be returned to place of purchase for full refunds.

Pimento Cheese Recalled

A recent recall of Ruth’s Salads Pimento Cheese Spreads has been expanded. Select cheese products are being recalled due to the possibility ofListeria contamination. Listeria can cause serious (or even fatal) infections in children, the elderly, and other people with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infections are also known to cause pregnant women to suffer miscarriages and stillbirths.

The recalled pimento cheese products were distributed to grocery stores in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Affected products can be identified by UPC (see table below).

Product UPC Size
Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 74952-00005 7 oz
Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 74952-12023 12 oz
Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 74952-24023 24 oz
Ruth’s Old Fashion Original Pimento Spread 74952-15005 16 oz
Ruth’s Jalapeno Pimento Spread 74952-12014 12 oz
Ruth’s Lite Pimento Spread 74952-12000 12 oz
Ruth’s Cream Cheese w/Pineapple-Pecans 74952-12008 12 oz

Meijer Recalling Cheese

Meijer Brand Colby Cheese and Colby Jack Cheese is being recalled due to a potential Listeria contamination. The affected products were sold in deli counters from November 10, 2016 to February 9, 2017. The plastic deli packaging is labeled with UPCs 215927xxxxxx or 215938xxxxxx (last six digits vary due to product weight).

Consumers possessing the recalled Meijer Colby Cheese and/or Meijer Colby Jack Cheese should discontinue consumption and are urged to return the recalled products to Meijer for full refunds.

PetSmart Dog Food Recalled

One lot of PetSmart canned dog food has been recalled. The product has potentially been contaminated with scrap metal which could present as a choking hazard to pets. No complaints have been received by PetSmart concerning this recall.

The recalled Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food was sold between October 10, 2016 and February 7, 2017 via PetSmart.com, Pet360.com, PetFoodDirect.com and in PetSmart retail stores across the United States. Only 13.2 ounce cans of Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food with Chicken & Rice Classic Ground were affected by this recall. To identify this product, look for UPC 7-3725726116-7, Best By Date 8/5/19, or Lot 1759338.

Customers who purchased the recalled dog food should feeding it to their pets. PetSmart Grreat Choice canned dog food can be returned or exchanged. Questions concerning this recall should be directed to PetSmart Customer Service: 1-888-839-9638.

January Food Recalls

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Canned Cat Food Recalled

The recent recall of 9Lives, EverPet, and Special Kitty, and cat food has been expanded. The J.M. Smucker Company is recalling specific lots of these canned cat food products due to low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1), an essential vitamin for cats. Thiamine deficiency symptoms include low appetite, increased salivation, vomited, and weight loss. Extended thiamine deficiency can lead to neurological issues such as wobbly walking and seizures. Typically reversible, contact your veterinarian immediately should your cat display any of the mentioned symptoms.

The recalled cat food products were distributed across the nation between December 20 and January 3. Check product codes to determine whether you bought recalled cans of 9Lives, EverPet, or Special Kitty canned cat food. Recalled canned cat food should not be fed to cats.

Limited Edition Holiday Twinkies Recalled

Hostess issued a recall of select packages of Holiday White Peppermint Twinkies. The confectionery coating, provided by Blommer Chocolate Company, was recalled due to a possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date.

A Salmonella bacteria infection can cause serious illness and even death. Young children, elderly persons, and other people with weak immune systems are at the most risk. Someone infected with Salmonella may experience symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Hostess is only recalling White Peppermint Twinkies with UPC 888109111571. They were only sold in multipack boxes (nine cakes individually wrapped, sold together in a box). The recalled Hostess Twinkies were sold throughout the United States to convenience stores, dollar and discount stores, and grocery stores. Consumers should not consume the affected products and are encouraged to return them to place of purchase for full refunds.

Recalled Palmer Candy

Select Palmer Candy products are being recalled due to a possible Salmonella contamination of a milk powder ingredient. The recalled candies, produced between October 20 and December 9, were distributed across the nation. Recalled products include Palmer Candy Chocolate Almond Bark, Palmer Candy Christmas Tree Pretzels, and Trail’s End Chocolatey Caramel Crunch.

“We are truly sorry for any distress this recall causes to our retail customers and to consumers. We remain committed to the highest standards in food quality and safety. We are taking this recall very seriously and truly appreciate the cooperation of our customers as we work to resolve this matter promptly.”

-Marty Palmer, Palmer Candy Company President and Chief Executive Officer

The recalled candies should not be consumed but can be returned for full refunds.

Recall of Pictsweet Okra

On January 13, the Pictsweet Company announced a recall of their 12 ounce Pictsweet Farms Breaded Okra due to a possible contamination of glass fragments. One minor injury has been reported in connection with the recalled okra products.

Recalled okra packages display UPC# 0 70560 98377 8 and a “best if used by” date of Nov 3, 2018. Affected production codes are 3086B C, 3086B D, 3086B E, 3086B F, or 3086B G. Check the back panel of the package to find this information. The Breaded Okra products were distributed to retail stores across the U.S.

The Pictsweet Company affirms that no other Pictsweet Farms products were affected by this recall.

Consumers possessing the recalled okra should not consume the product and are encouraged either to discard it or return to place of purchase for a full refund.

November Food Recalls

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Skinny Bee Diet Recalled

On November 8, Love My Tru Body issued a voluntary recall of Skinny Bee Diet 500 mg pills following the FDA lab discovery of sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine, and/phenolphthalein in the pills.

The FDA explains these ingredients:

“Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010. Desmethylsibutramine is an active metabolite of sibutramine. Sibutramine and its active metabolites substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke. Phenolpthalein was previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it is no longer marketed in the U.S. These undeclared ingredients make this product an unapproved new drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established.

The affected pills have a manufactured date of March 7, 2016 and expiration date March 6, 2018. They were distributed via the internet from March 23 to April 28 of this year. Consumers possessing the recalled product should discontinue use and dispose of it.

Weight Watchers Recall

Due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination of cookie dough pieces, Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae frozen desserts are currently being recalled. The contaminated cookie dough was provided by third party supplier Aspen Hills.

Listeria can cause serious illness (sometimes even death) in young children, the elderly, and other people with weakened immune systems. A Listeria infection can also cause pregnant women to experience miscarriages or stillbirths. Symptoms of this infection include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

View the FDA Food Recall to determine if you have purchased one of the recalled ice cream products. Consumers should not eat the recalled frozen treats. They may be returned to place of purchase for full refunds.

GFS Cheese Manicotti Recalled

Specific pans of GFS Cheese Manicotti are being recalled. The product may actually contain Chicken Cannelloni which contains eggs. This undeclared ingredient poses a health risk to people with an egg allergy.

The recalled pasta came in 68 ounce (4 pound, 4 ounce) packages. Only packages bearing lot code 15268 were affected. Gordon Food Service distributed the recalled pasta products to retail stores, restaurants, and others in the food service industry in the following states: Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. The mislabeled product arrived in cases or boxes labeled Chicken Cannelloni.

Consumers sensitive to egg may return these products to place of purchase for a full refund.

Recalling Hummus

Sabra Dipping Company has voluntarily recalled hummus products manufactured before November 8, 2016 due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled hummus was distributed to retail stores and others in the food service industry in the United States as well as Canada.

Recalled products can be identified by the Unit Production Code and Best By Date. See the FDA Food Recall to identify recalled food products. Sabra also specifies that the following products are not included in this recall: Sabra Organic Hummus, Sabra Salsa, Sabra Guacamole, and Sabra Greek Yogurt Dips.

October 2016 Food Recalls

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Nestle Ice Cream Recalled

In a recent news release, Nestle products Drumstick Club 16 count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack were recalled due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria can cause serious illness (sometimes even death) in young children, the elderly, and other people with weakened immune systems. A Listeria infection can also cause pregnant women to experience miscarriages or stillbirths. Symptoms of this infection include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

Affected products contain 4.6 fluid ounce cones. Check the FDA Recall Alert to see production codes included in this food recall.

CESAR Dog Food Recalled

Mars Petcare U.S. issued a voluntary recall of specific CESAR® Classics Filet Mignon Flavor products. There is the potential presence of hard white plastic pieces in the food. Consumers may have purchased CESAR® Classics Filet Mignon individually of in a flavor variety multipack. The Lot Codes listed below are the only affected products. All other CESAR® products can be safely consumed.

Check the FDA Recall Alert to see lot codes included in this dog food recall.

Turkey Hill Ice Cream Recalled

Turkey Hill Dairy has recalled Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream products. The 48 ounce containers may contain Rocky Road Premium Ice Cream rather than Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream as the label claims. Rocky Road contains almonds and eggs which may be a health risk to those with allergies to these foods. If you do not have either of these allergies, then the ice cream poses no health risk to you.

Check the FDA Recall Alert to view the UPC codes included in this ice cream recall.

Blue Bell Ice Cream Recalled

Blue Bell Ice Cream voluntarily recalled all products that list cookie dough as an ingredient. Aspen Hills, a third party supplier of cookie dough, reported a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Affected products were produced between February 2 and September 7 of this year.

The following products are included in this ice cream recall:

  • Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Blue Bell Cookie Two Step
  • Blue Bell Blue Monster
  • Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Blue Bell Krazy Kookie Dough

Recalled ice cream products were distributed in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Consumers should not consume these recalled products, and Blue Bell encouraged the return of the recalled ice cream to place of purchase in exchange for full refunds. Read further specifics about this recall in the FDA Food Recall.

Nutrisystem Bars Recalled

Nutrisystem, Inc., is recalling Nutricrush Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough bars which are manufactured by Noble Foods, Inc. The chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient, supplied by a third party supplier, may potentially contain Listeria monocytogenes.

The Nutricrush Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough bars were distributed to stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Vermont, as well as online through Amazon.com and Walmart.com. Only one code date is affected by this recall: UPC 6 32674 85579 4, Enjoy by Aug 22 2017 and Lot Code NF082216A.

Customers should not eat the recalled bars and are encouraged to return these products to place of purchase for a full refund.

Tips for Fall Allergy Sufferers

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Tips for Fall Allergies

From festivals to marathons, colorful leaves to pumpkin spice, there’s a lot to look forward to in the fall. If you suffer from fall allergies, however, it can be difficult to enjoy the joys of the season.

Hay fever, also called allergic rhinitis, starts with cold-like symptoms. Unlike a cold that goes away within a week, hay fever lingers until the cause of the allergic reaction is identified and treated. One of the most common causes, especially during the fall allergy season, is ragweed. Ragweed begins to pollinate in mid-August and sticks around until a hard freeze.

Mold can cause problems for allergy sufferers any time of the year, but a warmer-than-normal fall, high humidity, or windy conditions can allow mold spores to be released into the air for an extended period of time.

Raking leaves, a common fall chore, can also stir up mold and pollen in the ground. Allergy sufferers who rake their yard can use an N-95 respirator mask when raking leaves to lessen the impacts of allergens. Children who have allergies should avoid jumping or playing in leaves.

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Many indoor allergies can worsen in the fall as you stay inside more. While you can’t get rid of all the allergens in your home, you can minimize them. Here are some tips:

  • Wash your sheets weekly in hot water and your blankets every two to three weeks to kill dust mites.
  • Replace pillows every two to three years.
  • Encase your mattress, pillows and other padded furniture with allergen-proof covers.

Sometimes signs of allergies aren’t straightforward due to the difficulty in distinguishing allergy symptoms from the common cold. This is especially true with children. If you or your child has cold symptoms that last more than a week or seem to occur at the same time every year, you may want to talk with your health care provider about the situation. Only a certified health care provider can truly diagnose allergies and prescribe treatments.

More information on healthy living is available at the Oldham County Extension office. Call (502) 222-9453 to speak with Chris Duncan, Oldham County Family & Consumer Science Agent.

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Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.

Written by Nicole Peritore, Senior Extension Specialist. Edited by Lauren State, Oldham County Extension Staff Assistant.

Contaminated Foods Recalled

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Chewy Bars Recalled

Schulze and Burch Biscuit Co. voluntarily recalled two varieties of Millville Protein Chewy Bars products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria can cause serious illness (sometimes even death) in young children, the elderly, and other people with weakened immune systems. A Listeria infection can also cause pregnant women to experience miscarriages or stillbirths. Symptoms of this infection include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

Millville Protein Chewy Bars were distributed nationwide to Aldi’s grocery stores. Certain lots of Millville Protein Chewy Bars (Peanut, Dark Chocolate & Almond) and Millville Protein Chewy Bars (Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate) were affected by this voluntary recall. <a href="http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm499751.htm&quot; title="Chewy Bars Recalled" target="_blank"Check the UPC and Best By codes via the FDA.

Consumers may return the recalled products to store of purchase for full refunds.

Trader Joe’s Organic Corn Recalled

A voluntary recall was issued by ConAgra Foods for Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn (Yellow/Gold), and Organic Peas. Trader Joe’s Organic Super Sweet Corn was also recalled. These products may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This voluntary recall of the Watts Brothers and Trader Joe’s products is due to the recent CRF Frozen Foods recall.

The Watts Brothers Farms organic vegetables were distributed through Costco. Trader Joe’s sold the Organic Super Sweet Corn.

The recalled products may be identified by UPC codes, Best Before Dates, and package codes through the FDA. Consumers who have purchase these recalled frozen vegetables are advised to discard or return them to place of purchase.

Noodles Recall

Pulmuone Foods USA voluntarily recalled three noodle products due to undeclared milk content. A person with a milk allergy or intolerance risks a severe allergic reaction by consuming these recalled products. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with consumption of these products.

Three noodle products are affected by this voluntary recall:

  • Pulmuone Korean Noodles in a Savory Black Bean Sauce (46.6oz)
  • Pulmuone Noodles with Fire-roasted Black Bean Sauce (23.3oz)
  • Pulmuone Noodles with Beijing Style Black Bean Sauce (23.3oz)

Specific Best By Dates are affected by this voluntary recall. Use the chart below to determine if your noodles are among the recalled products.

UPC Item Best by Dates
7-53214-73298-3 Pulmuone Korean Noodles in a Savory Black Bean Sauce (46.6oz) 6/2/2016, 6/21/2016, 8/16/2016, 8/21/2016, 9/17/2016, 9/30/2016, 10/11/2016, 10/25/2016, 11/1/2016, 11/6/2016, 11/22/2016
7-53214-30015-1 Pulmuone Noodles with Fire-roasted Black Bean Sauce (23.3oz) 5/14/2016, 5/29/2016, 6/8/2016, 7/4/2016, 8/9/2016, 8/16/2016, 8/17/2016, 9/11/2016
7-53214-30024-3 Pulmuone Noodles with Beijing Style Black Bean Sauce (23.3oz) 5/14/2016, 6/4/2016, 7/16/2016, 7/26/2016, 8/20/2016

Recent Food Recalls

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Summer Drinks

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Stay Hydrated

Drink Water First

Did you know that your blood is 83% water? The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that the average human body is 65% water, depending mainly on fat and muscle content. Water is necessary for many bodily functions such as digesting food, joint movement, maintain body temperature, and protecting internal organs.

You need to drink at least 64 ounces of water each day to help keep your body in good working condition. If you are pregnant, breast feeding, working in the heat, or physically active, then you may need to drink even more water. It is best to space it out; drink water throughout your day and during each meal.

Read more about keeping hydrated in Water First, a nutritional education publication by University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension.

Fruity Summer Drinks

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Looking for a tasty summer drink? Try adding fruit! Fruit-infused water is a delicious, trendy way to stay hydrated this summer. Sliced oranges, lemons, limes, and strawberries all add a naturally sweet kick to your drink.

Strawberries are in season! Low in calories and high in nutrients, strawberries are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, fiber, and folic acid. Check out these Kentucky Proud drink recipes that use this delicious local fruit.

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Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

  • 2 pints fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice

Place strawberries in container of food processor or blender; process until smooth. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan; cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Combine sugar mixture, strawberries, and lemon juice; mix well. Chill; serve over ice. Garnish with a fresh whole strawberry if desired.

Yield: six 8-ounce servings.

Nutritional Analysis: 180 calories, 0 g fat, 1 g protein, 46 g carbohydrates, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium.

Strawberry Green Tea Recipe

  • 13 cups water
  • 13 Green tea, cup size tea bags
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 lemon optional

Wash strawberries and remove the tops. Chop the berries with a hand chopper in the large pot. Add water to the chopped berries in large pot and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let mixture cool for 5 minutes. Add tea bags and submerge. Steep tea for 2 to 3 minutes. Strain the tea through a mesh strainer or cheesecloth lined colander into a 1 gallon pitcher. Add honey and stir until dissolved. Chill and serve. Garnish with a lemon slice or a fresh strawberry if desired.

Yield: 16 8-ounce servings.

Nutritional Analysis: 70 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g sugar, 0 g protein. 30% Daily Value for vitamin C.

Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.

Written by Lauren State, Oldham County Extension Staff Assistant. Reviewed by Chris Duncan, Oldham County Family & Consumer Science Agent.

April Food Recalls

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Cinnabon Stix Recalled

In a news release on April 29, Cinnabon announced the recall of Cinnabon Stix due to the possibility of peanut contamination. People with peanut allergies that consume these products risk suffering allergic reactions. Reactions to peanuts have been known to be serious, even life-threatening.

The recalled Cinnabon Stix may have been distributed to retailers across the United States. Consumers are encouraged to discard the recalled product if there is concern that a peanut allergy sufferer may come in contact with it.

Sliced Creme Cakes Recalled

Old Home Kitchens issued a voluntary recall of specific sliced creme cakes due to the possible presence of undeclared peanuts. Products affected by this recall may be identified as follows:

  • Old Home Kitchens 14oz. Sliced Lemon Crème Cake, production code 16104 UPC 7121405521
  • Old Home Kitchens 14oz. Sliced Vanilla Crème Cake, production code 16104 UPC 7121405520
  • Old Home Kitchens 14oz. Sliced Strawberry Swirl Crème Cake, production code 16098 UPC 7121405522

Products bearing the above codes may be returned to place of purchase for replacement or refund. The recalled cakes may have been distributed to retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with these recalled bakery products.

CVS Recalls Tea

CVS Pharmacy voluntarily recalled Gold Emblem Abound™ Organic Spiced Herbal Tea due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled tea bears the label “Gold Emblem Abound Organic Spiced Herbal Tea 1.41 oz;” best by date of March 18, 2018; and UPC code 0 50428 541043. CVS Pharmacies nationwide may have distributed the affected teas.

It is estimated that about 200 packages of herbal tea were sold before the voluntary recall was issued. To prevent further dispersal of the recalled product, CVS removed the tea from its shelves and added a “do not sell” block in their store register system. Consumers may return the herbal tea for a full refund.

Chick-fil-A Cookies Recalled

Due to the possible presence of peanuts, a voluntary recall was issued on Chick-fil-A Chocolate Chunk Cookies.

Anyone who has purchased the recalled cookies may return the product for a full refund.