Food items subject to recalls

Some Kashi trail mix bars, Hostess cakes and Muscle Milk have been removed from supermarket shelves in Cayman following voluntary recalls recently.

Kashi products

Kirk Market has stopped selling Kashi Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars after the company issued a recall. Kashi’s recall includes two varieties of its snack bars and two varieties of Bear Naked granola because they contain ingredients made from sunflower seeds distributed by its supplier, SunOpta, that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Kashi has no confirmed reports of illness to date.

Kirk Market said in a statement that 7.4 oz Kashi Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars, with the UPC number 18627 03000 and with a best before date of “MAR0117” or earlier, have been removed from the shelves.

“We are encouraging all customers who have purchased affected product to discard it or return the item to Kirk Market’s customer service along with the receipt for a full refund,” the company said in its statement.

Hostess products

Hostess Chocolate Zinger snacks are among the products being recalled.
Hostess Chocolate Zinger snacks are among the products being recalled.

Certain lots of snack cakes and donuts, including Ding Dongs, Zingers and Devils Food, have been recalled because the flour contains undeclared peanut residue. According to the company, it is recalling the products out of an abundance of caution, saying the “amount of peanut exposure from use of the flours and affected products is considered to be low and not expected to cause adverse health effects in the vast majority of peanut allergic consumers.”

As of June 3, Hostess had received notice of two allergic reactions related to the product.

The Hostess products affected by the recall include single-serve snack cakes and donuts, multipack boxes and bagged donuts.

Foster’s Food Fair IGA said in a statement it has removed these products from all of its stores. “We encourage all customers who have purchased items listed from any of our Foster’s Food Fair IGA, Priced Right or Bay Market locations to check both the ‘Best By’ dates and lot codes, and to return affected product for a full refund. Please discontinue consumption,” Foster’s statement says.

The full list of affected products can be found at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website, www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm505065.htm.

Muscle Milk

HP Hood LLC and brand owner CytoSport, Inc. are voluntarily recalling certain Muscle Milk Ready to Drink products produced at HP Hood’s Sacramento facility due to premature spoilage. No confirmed illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.

This recall relates only to Muscle Milk Ready to Drink products produced in the Sacramento production facility, identified by an “HS” in the lot code. No other CytoSport or Muscle Milk branded products are affected.

Foster Food Fair said in a press release that some of its stores carry the affected products and have removed them from the shelves.

These include 12/14 oz chocolate, vanilla cream, banana cream, cookies and cream flavors with the following lot codes: 58795, 58803, 58815, 58822.

“We encourage all customers who have purchased any affected product from any of our Foster’s Food Fair-IGA, Priced Right or Bay Market locations to check both the “Best By” dates and lot codes, and to return [the] affected product for a full refund. Please discontinue consumption.”

Nature Made products

Pharmavite LLC is recalling specific lots of Nature Made products due to possible salmonella or Staphylococcus aureus contamination. The presence of Staph aureus toxin in food can lead to food poisoning.

The affected products include: Nature Made Adult Gummies Multi, Adult Gummies Multi+ Omega-3, Adult Gummies Multi for Her plus Omega-3s, and Super B Complex w/C & Folic Acid.

In a press release, Foster’s Food Fair reported that while it stocks Nature Made products, it was not affected by the recall.

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  1. My suggestion is to buy as many breadfruit trees as possible and plant them to stay healthy and strong.
    Breadfruit salad is better and healthier than potato salad, boiled breadfruit, fry breadfruit, and don’t talk about roast bread fruit. Breadfruit rundown with coconut milk. Mashed breadfruit with butter and little cream, better than mashed potato. Breadfruit juice, curried breadfruit, Breadfruit with steam snapper. steamed breadfruit with cabbage onion and sweet pepper. fried breadfruit chips, breadfruit pudding and breadfruit light cake. Breadfruit cookies and there is no end to the list.
    All of this advantage food is killing us, causing cancer and diabetes.

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