Monday, January 28, 2013
Chicken fried chicken breasts distributed to Walmart stores may contain foreign materials, including metal.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Advance Pierre Foods in Oklahoma is recalling approximately 1,200 pounds of chicken fried chicken breasts. The USDA reports the food may contain small pieces of metal after a metal tool fell into a meat grinder. Walmart has also posted the recall information on its corporate website. According to the USDA, the meat was distributed to a number of states, including Missouri. The following products are included in the recall: More details and the "best by" date can be found here. Consumers are advised to call AdvancePierre Consumer Affairs at (855) 328-8888 with questions about the recall.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Sunland Inc. plant that distributes products to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Target and others is linked to Salmonella contamination that made at least 41 people ill in 20 states.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it has blocked food distribution from the Sunland Inc. peanut butter plant in New Mexico whose products were subject to a wide recall in recent months because of salmonella contamination. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) The plant supplies peanut butter products to stores, restaurants and retailers like Starbucks (there's one in Olivette at 9200 Olive Boulevard). The various types of Sunland peanut butter products—sold under several brands by major food retailers, including Starbucks, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and Target—had been part of a voluntary recall that began in September and later was expanded to include other nut butters as …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Enterprise Rent-A-Car announced its formal support for federal legislation to oversee the way car rental companies manage the safety recall process for vehicles in their fleets. Yesterday Patch reported what sparked this situation.
Earlier this week, Patch reported about a California mother who initiated an online, social change petition through Change.org against Enterprise Rent-A-Car because company representatives were resisting proposed legislation that would require rental car companies to remove recalled vehicles from their fleets until repaired. The petitioner, Cally Houck, lost her two daughters' lives to an accident stemming from them driving a rented vehicle from Enterprise Rent-A-Car that was known to be identified for recall. Read Previous Article: Enterprise Rent-A-Car Targeted by Grieving Mother Enterprise Rent-A-Car officials stated on Thursday afternoon they now officially will join the industry in supporting federal legislation that oversees how …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
A California mother, who battled Enterprise Rent-A-Car after her two daughters died in an accident allegedly caused by a known defective car they were rented, just launched a petition. Have you had any concerns about rental vehicles in this way locally?
Updated: 11:30 a.m. Thursday- Nearly 80,000 consumers quickly joined a grieving mother’s just-launched Change.org campaign requesting Enterprise Rent-A-Car to stop opposing proposed legislation that would prohibit rental car companies from renting cars recalled due to safety risks. However, Enterprise Holdings' representatives said that with almost 50 million vehicle rental transactions every year, customer safety is a top priority. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has an office at 14374 Manchester Rd. in Manchester. A receptionist at another West County Enterprise location said there had not been any inquiries about this matter locally. The social action campaign focused on Enterprise was initiated this week by Cally Houck, a mother whose two …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Health officials are warning that tissue boxes containing a radioactive substance have been issued to Bed, Bath and Beyond stores, including at least one in the St. Louis area.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) issued the warning Friday afternoon. It stated in a news release that metal tissue box covers delivered to Bed, Bath and Beyond retail stores throughout the U.S. may contain cobalt-60, a radioactive substance. It does not appear the covers were distributed to the Manchester Highlands location, but health officials confirm they were received by the Sunset Hills Bed, Bath and Beyond store. Customers who may have purchased the covers are advised to return them to the store for a refund. More information and a photo are available on the store's website. The DHSS made the announcement in the following news release. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri…
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Metro St. Louis locations, including Manchester, join more than 3,000 Walmart stores nationwide that are pulling the product from store shelves.
Walmart, including the Manchester Highlands location, is pulling Enfamil Newborn formula from its shelves. Stores are following the lead of the Lebanon Walmart pulled its stock of the formula after a 10-day-old baby died Sunday. The Lebanon Daily Record reports Avery Cornett's family took him to a local hospital when he showed signs of lethargy and stomach discomfort. According to the newspaper, tests showed Avery had contracted a rare bacteria which can be found in contaminated infant formula. The following formula is being pulled: The Food and Drug Administration has not issued an official recall of the product, which is formulated for babies up to three months old. A report in the Washington Post quotes Wal-Mart spokeswoman Dianna Gee…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that powdered infant formula has been pulled from Walmart's shelves, after a Missouri newborn fell "gravely ill."
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The FDA is recalling Pacific-brand cilantro after a test was positive for salmonella. No illnesses have been reported.
The Food and Drug Administration ordered a recall on Pacific-brand cilantro after it tested positive for salmonella. No customers have reported illnesses, but the FDA asked consumers to return cilantro bought between Nov. 16 and Dec. 10. The cilantro is packaged with "Pacific" on the twist tie and with the UPC number "33383 80104." The cilantro also comes in sleeves with the UPC number "40695 80104." The cilantro was distributed by Pacific International in Missouri, as well as in California, Arizona, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Indiana and South Carolina. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, according to the FDA. …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The peanut butter may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Ohio-based J.M. Smucker Co. is voluntarily recalling 16-ounce jars of Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Chunky, according to the Food and Drug Adminstration. The recall is to due to possible salmonella contamination. The recalled peanut butter was distributed in many states, including Missouri. The jars in question would have been purchased between Nov. 8 and 17 and have a "best if used by" date of Aug. 3, 2012 and Aug. 4, 2012. They also contain the production codes 1307004 and 1308004. In the St. Louis area, Dierbergs Spokesperson Todd Vasel tells Patch all of the Dierbergs were alerted to the recall and have checked for the recalled peanut butter. "We did not have any of the affected product in our store," Vasel said. Lori Willis with St…
Monday, October 3, 2011
The Town and Country Schnucks store is recalling ground beef and sausage bought between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.
The Schnucks store located at 1060 Woods Mill Road in Town and Country issued a recall for ground beef and sausage bought between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. In a news release, the store stated it is issuing the precautionary recall after a plastic glove was found in the grinder during cleaning on Saturday night. Customers may return the recalled meat to the store for a full refund. The store issued the following press release on Sunday, Oct. 2. ST. LOUIS – Schnuck Markets, Inc. has issued a precautionary recall on all Schnucks brand ground beef and sausage sold between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at its Woods Mill store at 1060 Woods Mill Road (63017). The ground beef has a sell-by date of Oct. 2, 2011, and the …