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Class 1 Recall: Armour Sliced Dried Beef 4.5 oz.

April 30, 2018
Apr-22-2021Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited amount Armour Sliced Dried Beef as a precaution with the health and safety of our consumers as our top priority. Pinnacle Foods initiated the recall after a processing deviation that may have allowed potential pathogenic bacteria growth. The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has been made aware of this recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date, but the company is taking this action as part of its commitment to the health and safety of its consumers.

The recalled items can be identified by a “Best by” code and “Lot Numbers” printed on the bottom of the jar.

Lot Number:
0723011Y11
0724011Y11
0725011Y11
0722041YW1

Best Before Date:
Jan-23-2021
Jan-24-2021
Jan-25-2021
Apr-22-2021

Pinnacle Foods and AFS apologize for the inconvenience this action may have caused.
We appreciate your cooperation in executing this recall.
If you have any questions regarding this recall please contact Steve Johnson at 801-978-8939.

 

Consumer Information

Your prompt action will greatly assist Pinnacle Foods in resolving this issue and keeping consumers safe. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Sales Representative. For Additional Information: Pinnacle Foods Consumer Care 1-888-299-7646 Hours: Daily between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time

Item Information

Items UPC Description Image
3202165 1700001686 Armour Sliced Dried Beef 4.5oz

Macey’s Digital Enhancements

Planning for and saving on your grocery shopping has never been easier. The Macey’s team has been hard at work looking for ways to help you better use our website, app,  digital ads and all the benefits and perks associated with them. Based on your feedback, we have made a variety of updates to each platform to help you have the best grocery shopping planning experience around.

At the heart of the improvements is the ability to use one username and password across each platform from the website, app, rewards and digital coupons and ad experience. This feature means no more trying to remember multiple usernames and passwords, saving you time and creating a better experience. Later this year we will expand the one username and password to our other programs including Macey’s Anywhere and Skip.

Not only have we made signing in easy, we’ve improved aspects of all of our digital experiences.

Websites
The first time you visit our updated website, you’ll need to re-register your account so it can be updated to the one username and one password program and our new website experience. Don’t worry! You won’t lose any of your points, wallet credits or saved coupons as long as you use the same phone number connected to your original account. Once you log in, you can move from page to page without being asked to sign in again regardless if you’re checking your points or looking for coupons.

This makes managing your rewards account much easier. Once you are signed into the site, you can instantly see your points, special offers and other benefits of being a Macey’s Perk’s member. Macey’s partnered with Accelitec to bring Macey’s Perks to life several years ago. The tech company was instrumental in helping make the website integrations needed to create a smoother user experience.

“We are very pleased by the successful collaboration with AFS and the other partners on this cutting-edge project,” said Amy Iversen, Director of Customer Experience, at Accelitec. “We look forward to our continued partnership with AFS to deliver superior experiences to their customers.”

The new digital coupons experience on the Macey’s website is easier than ever to use and is tied directly to your account. Coupons are now organized by category. When we have special events at the store, we’ll create a separate category for those coupons, making it simple to find the coupons that matter most to you. To use our digital coupons, simply visit the Digital Coupons section of our website, select the coupons you want, save them and then go shopping. Every coupon you add to your account is automatically applied when you check out so you don’t’ have to remember to clip them and bring them with you. We partnered with YouTech to provide digital coupons for the products shoppers love.

“In today’s world, coupons and offers should be personalized and easy to access in stores, online and across mobile devices,” said Cheryl Black, CEO of YouTech. “It’s been a pleasure to bring YouTech technology to Macey’s, providing Utah shoppers with a premier deal experience that truly extends Happy Shopping into the digital realm.”

Store App
Available through the App and Play Stores, the Macey’s app makes planning and shopping with us a breeze. Like our website, when you log into the app with your updated username and password, you’ll discover a variety of enhancements. We’ve made it super easy to browse our ad, digital coupons, recipes and add all of these items to one convenient shopping list right on your phone, making it so you never forget your list when you get to the store. The improved app was designed through a partnership with BRdata.

“We are delighted about our latest project to enhance Macey’s consumer app with essential features to engage their guests with a full omni-channel experience,” said John Abbene, President of BRdata.

Our improved app provides an intuitive digital coupons experience. The organization from the website extends to the app, so you can quickly brows through dozens of national brand and store coupons to find the savings you’re looking for. You can browse coupons, save them and view your saved coupons all within the app. Over time, our coupons will learn your preferences and will bring the coupons you want most front and center.

Within the app, you can also browse our ads, look for items that matter most to your family and add them to your shopping list simply by tapping on them, ensuring you never miss out on a promotion or special deal.

Digital Ad
Our digital ad provides a new experience that is guaranteed to make shopping more enjoyable. We partnered with our digital ad provider eComSystems to add nutritional attributes to our ads to help you make smarter buying decisions. Even more exciting, we’ve included the ability to easily view and add digital coupons right from the ad. Saving has never been easier.

“Macey’s has created a world-class technology platform to support its stores and we’re grateful to be part of it,” said Jon Evans, President and CEO of eComSystems. “Macey’s vision and leadership for this collaborative effort shows their commitment to retailers throughout the Intermountain West and is the foundation for building more integrated solutions in the future.”

Our digital experience does not end here. We have many enhanced and new features planned for guests that we will be rolling out soon!

Our digital ad is better than ever. We’ve added nutritional attributes to our ads to help you make better buying decisions. Even more exciting, we’ve given shoppers the ability to easily view and add digital coupons right from the ad. Savings has never been easier.

Partners
We would like to thank all of the technology partners we have worked with to build this experience for our shoppers. They are awesome partners and we look forward to continuing to improve our digital planning and shopping experiences.

We want to recognize the following partners for the commitment they have shown to building a fully-integrated, amazing experience for our shoppers:

  • Accelitec – rewards
  • BRdata – store app
  • eCom Systems – digital ad
  • You Technologies – digital coupons
  • AFS Websites/Riggs Development – websites

More to Come
Our journey does not end here. This is a major step for our company; however, we have many enhanced or new features planned for our digital experiences. Also, we will be working closely with our shoppers to help solve their grocery shopping needs.

Macey’s FAQ

Do you have questions with all of the changes that have taken place? We have answers! See below for answers to our commonly asked questions, then check out the full story here.

*Note: If you have re-registered since March 26, you will not need to re-register.

Q: If I already had a Macey’s Perks account will my points and wallet credits show up when I register my account?
A: Yes, When you register your account use the same phone number you have always provided and your points and wallet credits will still show up in your account.

Q: Will my old username and password work on your new website?
A: No, you will have to re-register using the same Perks phone number you have always used. Your email address is now your new username.

Q: My email address is no longer current, how do I update it?
A: Register using the old email address on your account. Once you are logged in update your email address. You will then login using the new email on your account going forward.

Q: What if I can’t remember my username?
A: If you have registered on our website your new user name is your email address. You can visit our customer service booth to ask them to pull up our account.

Q: How do I reset my password?
A: Click on the login option in the top right hand corner of the webiste. Choose reset password and follow the setup to changing your password.

Q: How do I use your online coupons?
A: Create an account on our webiste by clicking on the register option. Once you have created an account you can click on the online coupon option and add hundreds of digital coupons to your account. Then purchase the items and use your phone number at the register to redeem the offers. No need to print coupons anymore!

Q: What is the Macey’s Perks Program?
A: The Macey’s Perks program is a special way for us to give back and say thank you to our guests. There is no card to get the sales price and you never have to clip paper coupons again. You get exclusive discounts, thank you gifts, surprise discounts at the register and rewards points.

Q: How does the Macey’s Perks Points program work?
A: You will accumulate Macey’s Perks Points for 13 weeks. You will earn points for every dollar spent and then those points are converted to an instore credit you can use towards your groceries. This excludes the purchase of prescriptions, fuel, money orders, gift cards etc. Wallet credits will be awarded based on points earned. See chart below. At the start of each redemption period, you will receive an email with your points earned for the quarter. Be sure to give us your current email address so you won’t miss out!

Points                   Wallet Credit
1500+                   $15.00
1200-1499           $12.50
800-1199            $10.00
600-799               $5.00

Q: Can I have more than one phone number on my Macey’s account?
A: Yes, you have two options. Add a second phone number to your account either when you register or you can edit your account. The other option is to add a second person on your account that will be able to help you towards earning points and redeeming online coupons.

Q: I tried to reigster but it tells me my email address is already in use.
A: Try resetting the your password using the email already in use. Then when you are in the account you can view the phone number on your account. If that phone number needs to changed update your account.

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Aioli

Spruce up this delicious vegetable with a delectable lemon aioli.

4 servings
Preparation time:  10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

  • 1¼ pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon FXM Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 3 tablespoons FXM Bread Crumbs
  • ¾ teaspoon FXM Organic Garlic Powder, divided
  • ½ teaspoon FXM Sea Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground FXM Organic Pepper
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • ½ teaspoon FXM Organic Dijon Mustard

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.  Place oil in a shallow dish and add asparagus, rolling in oil to coat.  Combine cheese, crumbs, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, salt and pepper. Arrange asparagus, touching, in a single layer on baking sheet.  Sprinkle crumbs over asparagus.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until crumbs are golden.  Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon rind, mustard and remaining garlic powder.  Serve asparagus with lemon aioli sauce.

 

$72,000 Donated to Neighborhood Schools

Schools across Utah are getting a little help thanks to the School Cents program at Macey’s, Lin’s, Dick’s Market, and Fresh Market grocery stores. The Utah-owned grocery stores recently donated more than $72,071 to 51 elementary, middle, and junior high schools in the areas they serve. Each school will hold a special check presentation during an upcoming assembly before the end of the school year.

The School Cents program has been a tradition at the grocery stores for a number of years. The program focuses on raising funds for schools by donating one percent of all transactions made with a linked Perks or Plus rewards account. Each participating school encourages their student’s families to link the school to their rewards account and shop at the store.

“The School Cents program allows us to build stronger relationships with our community and we’re grateful for the opportunity to get to know our guests and support their schools,” said Darin Peirce, director of operations at Associated Retail Operations, which owns the four grocery store banners.

School Cents funds are used to purchase new technology like tablets and computers, books and other classroom supplies. Each school gets to determine how the funds are used and will best meet the needs of their students.

To learn how you can donate click here. 

Get Groceries Delivered Right to Your Door with Shipt!

If you’ve ever wished you could have your groceries delivered, now’s your chance! We have partnered with Shipt to offer online ordering and home delivery options at our stores from Ogden to Spanish Fork. Shipt allows you to purchase a yearly subscription and receive unlimited free grocery deliveries on orders over $35.

To use Shipt, visit shipt.com and create an account. You’ll be asked to select which store you’d like to shop from. Once you’re in, you can select which items you’d like from fresh produce to cereal and home essentials. Have a special request for your produce ripeness? No problem. You can leave notes along with each item you add to your cart so your personal shopper knows exactly what you want. When you’re done shopping, you’ll pay with a credit or debit card and select a one-hour delivery window.

Forgot to add something when you built your order? Your Shipt personal shopper will text you when they arrive at the store to double check with you and add any other items you’d like.

Visit Shipt.com to learn more about this awesome service, find a store near you, and sign up.

BBQ Chicken Tacos

BBQ CHICKEN TACOS
Serves: 8 small tacos
Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded chicken (Rotisserie chicken from the deli can save time.)
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 16 white corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons (or more as needed) vegetable oil
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Sea salt
  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce if desired
  • 1/2 cup Full Circle corn
  • 1/2 cup Full Circle black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Ranch dressing or other as desired
  • Lime wedges and cilantro if desired

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, toss shredded chicken with BBQ sauce to coat and set aside.
  2. Pour a 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a small skillet and heat on medium high heat. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of cheese, and top with another tortilla. Heat until the bottom of the tortilla is slightly toasted, and the cheese is melted, then flip and toast the other side. This usually only takes a minute per side. Remove the taco shell to a paper towel and sprinkle with sea salt. Repeat with remaining tortillas, adding more oil to the pan as needed. Be careful not to leave the oil in the pan unattended.
  3. Fill the taco shells with about 1/4 cup of the chicken, then top with lettuce, corn, black, beans, and cheese. Drizzle with ranch dressing. Add a squeeze of lime and sprinkle with cilantro if desired.

Over $87,000 Donated to MDA

Thanks to generous shoppers at Macey’s, Lin’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market, Fresh Market and Honey Bee Produce Company, approximately 43 children battling muscular dystrophy and related disorders will experience summer camp. The Utah-owned grocery stores raised $87,371 during the annual Shamrock icon drive that ran February 19-March 17 at each location. To celebrate the successful drive, Macey’s in Murray (5632 South 900 East Murray, Utah)  hosted a check presentation on May 2, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

“We have the best shoppers who have the biggest hearts. We appreciate their willingness to support the children and families in our community battling muscular dystrophy,” said Ashlee Johnstun, customer relations manager for Associated Retail Operations (ARO), which owns the six grocery store banners. “These kids look forward to camp every year and we love the opportunity to help them get there.”

The Shamrock Drive has been a long-standing tradition at ARO. The fundraiser helps send Utah children to MDA Summer Camp where they spend a week playing, meeting new friends and having adventures without limits. The 2018 donation is nearly $10,000 more than the previous year.

“MDA is fortunate to have strong partners like Associated Retail Operations. Their participation in the annual Shamrock drive means more than just fundraising. It really means hope; Hope for the families, the children and the future,” said DeLayna Wilhelmsen, the fundraising coordinator for Muscular Dystrophy Association Utah.

Introducing Faster Checkout—No Signature Required

We know your time is valuable and sometimes a scarce commodity, so we’ve made changes to speed up your trips to our stores. You no longer have to sign for your purchases whenever you use an EMV card (a credit/debit card with a chip). Simply insert your card into the chip slot on the bottom, let the card reader gather the details and you can be on your way. No more waiting for the card reader to accept your signature, giving you more time for the things you love. We know it’s a small thing, but it’s just another way we’re creating great shopping experiences in our stores.

Making Your Bouquet Last Longer

Nothing quite brings the feeling of spring like a bouquet of  fresh, fragrant flowers in your home. From grand arrangements to a simple rose, we can assist with all of your floral needs. Check out these tips on how you can get that beautiful bouquet to last a little longer.

  1. When buying flowers make sure that they are at the optimum condition. Look for flowers where the bud shows some color.
  2. Flowers should be carefully packed when they are taken home, as this prevents damage to flowers or stems.
  3. Make sure the vase is clean.
  4. Cut flowers will last longer if you use the provided flower food. Make sure you use the correct amount. If you are not sure, ask your florist.
  5. Before arranging the flowers in a vase, cut off approximately an inch from each stem at an angle. If you have roses, cut them with the stems underwater.
  6. Stems should never be broken off or flattened – not even “woody” stems. Scraping off the bark will also shorten the flower life.
  7. Remove all leaves on the lower portion of the stems. Leaves should never be covered with water as this will decrease the longevity of the flowers.
  8. Regularly top off the vase with clean water.
  9. Keep out of direct sunlight, keep away from heat and breezes. Keep away from fruit.
  10. At night, flowers prefer to be kept cool and benefit from a lower thermostat setting.
  11. Daffodils can be deadly to other flowers because they secrete a poison in the water. After trimming, leave them on their own for a whole day and do not cut again before combining them with other flowers. However, a special cut flower food is available for daffodils and this enables them to be mixed with other cut flowers immediately.
  12. If your flowers start to droop, cut off at least an inch underwater, to prolong their life. Remember, flowers are thirsty!