Category Archives: Recalls

NEUTROGENA and AVEENO aerosol sunscreen Recall

July 16, 2021
At Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., the health and safety of the people who use our products is our top priority. We are contacting you today to inform you that we are voluntarily recalling all lots of five NEUTROGENA and AVEENO aerosol sunscreen product lines at the consumer level. This voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Internal testing identified low levels of benzene in some samples of these aerosol sunscreen products. As such, we are working to remove these products from the market and telling consumers to stop using them. We ask that you please stop selling these products at this time.


The only sunscreen products impacted are aerosol products, specifically: NEUTROGENA
Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen, NEUTROGENA® Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen,
NEUTROGENA Invisible Daily Defense aerosol sunscreen, NEUTROGENA Ultra Sheer
aerosol sunscreen, and AVEENO Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen.
NEUTROGENA® Wet Skin aerosol sunscreen is not impacted by this voluntary action. The rest
of the NEUTROGENA and AVEENO sun care portfolio – including lotions, sticks and face mist
sunscreens and sunless tanning products – is also not impacted and continues to be available to consumers.

When the industry was alerted to this matter, we immediately began a comprehensive end-to-end investigation of our manufacturing process and raw materials, including internal testing
and a thorough data review.
Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen, a substance that could potentially cause cancer
depending on the level and extent of exposure. Benzene is ubiquitous in the environment.
Humans around the world have daily exposures indoors and outdoors from multiple sources.
Benzene can be absorbed, to varying degrees, by inhalation, through the skin, and orally.
Based on exposure modeling and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) framework,
daily exposure to benzene in these aerosol sunscreen products at the levels detected in our
testing would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences. Out of an abundance of
caution, we are recalling all lots of these specific aerosol sunscreen products.
While the use of these products would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences,
we are asking consumers to stop using these products and appropriately discard them. To
discard products, consumers should follow their local disposal procedures. Consumers can
contact their local waste management services for more information. We believe this is the right decision to ensure consumers are confident in using sunscreen
products which are critical to public health.

Tyson Recall

July 05, 2021


Tyson Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 8.5 million pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken. Tyson has been working closely with the
U.S. Department of Agriculture on this recall, and while there is no conclusive evidence that the products were contaminated at the time of
shipment, the voluntary recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution. The affected products were produced at one plant located in Dexter,
Missouri, between December 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021, and distributed to foodservice and retail customers nationwide and Puerto Rico. They are
being recalled as a precaution due to possible exposure to Listeria monocytogenes, a harmful bacteria. The recall includes Tyson® branded frozen,
fully cooked products as well as private label products made for customers. You may have received the affected products. Each package has the
establishment code P-7089
Please examine the stock in your stores and backrooms to determine if you have any of this recalled product on hand. Take immediate steps to
remove the product from sale and segregate the product from other inventory to ensure that it is not placed back on sale. Pull and DESTROY the
product with the affected Best By Dates Listed on each item enter the quantity pulled for this recall on storelink by 07/06/2021 for full credit.
Tyson and AFS apologize’ s 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 801-978-8939 sljohnson@afstores.com.
AFS only distributed these 3 items affected on this recall.


Consumer Information
Consumers with questions should call or text 1-855-382-3101. Customer service
representatives will be available beginning Sunday through Friday 8am – 5pm CDT

Beech-Nut Single Grain Rice Cereal 8oz Recall

To: All AFS Retailers

Date: June 09, 2021

Class: Class 1

Product: Beech-Nut Single Grain Rice Cereal 8oz

Reason: level for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic

Attachment: AFS Recall 14-2021 Beech-Nut Single Grain Rice Cereal 8oz.pdf

Consumer Alert: File

Lot: ALL product

June 09, 2021

Beech-Nut Nutrition today has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal. This recall is a result of a routine sampling program by the State of Alaska which found that samples from that production lot of Beech-Nut S above the guidance level for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic set by the FDA in August 2020, though the rice flour used confirmed as being below the FDA guidance level for inorganic arsenic. FDA has recognized that trace elements such as these are widely present in the environment, including water, soil and food; a that exposure to elevated levels of naturally occurring inorganic arsenic can pose a health hazard to young c The specific Beech-Nut Single Grain Rice item (UPC Code# 5220003470). Beech-Nut is concerned about the ability to consistently obtain rice flour well-below the FDA guidance level and Beech-Nut specifications for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic. The safety of infants and children is Beech-Nut’s top priority. We are issuing this voluntary recall, because we learned through routine sampling by the State of Alaska that a limited quantity of Beech-Nut Single Grain Rice Cereal products had levels of naturally-occurring inorganic arsenic above the FDA guidance level, even though the rice flour used to produce these products tested below the FDA guidance level for inorganic arsenic,’ said Jason J Food Safety and Quality. No illnesses related to these product codes have been reported to date, and no other production dates or Beech products are affected by this recall. Please examine the stock in your stores and backrooms to determine if you have any of this recalled product remove the product from sale and segregate the product from other inventory to ensure that it is not placed back on sale. product and enter the quantity pulled for this recall on storelink by 06/11/2021 for full credit. Beech Nut and AFS apologize’ s 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 801-978-8939 sljohnson@afstores.com. Consumer Information Consumers who may have purchased Beech-Nut Rice Cereal with product codes: 103470XXXX and 093470XXXX with expiration of 01MAY2022 should discard the product. They can also go to www.beechnut.com/ricecereal, or call 1-866-272-9417, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for further information on obtaining an exchange or refund.

Full Circle Organic Microwave Popcorn Salted Recall

May 26, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 25, 2021 –

Gilster-Mary Lee, 8366 North Highway 51, McBride, Missouri, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Full Circle Organic Microwave Popcorn Salted, UPC 36800-40611 at the consumer level because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The only lot involved is Full Circle Organic Microwave Popcorn Salted, packaged in 9.9-oz. cartons which have a Best By date of APR 09 22 N2 (UPC# 36800-40611). Please examine the stock in your stores and backrooms to determine if you have any of this recalled product on hand. Take immediate steps to remove the product from sale and segregate the product from other inventory to ensure that it is not placed back on sale. Pull the product with the Date of APR 09 22 N2 DESTROY the product and enter the quantity pulled for this recall on storelink by 05/28/2021 for full credit.

Topco and AFS apologize’s 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 801-978-8939 sljohnson@afstores.com

Spicy Roasted Garlic Dip

Even if your brackets are already busted… you can never lose with this delicious Spicy Roasted Garlic Dip.​

Ingredients

  • 2 bulbs garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Slice top 1/2-inch off each garlic bulb. Place bulbs cut-side-up on aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt. Crimp foil to seal and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until garlic is soft and golden-brown. Let cool completely.
  2. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper in a food processor. Squeeze roasted garlic cloves into mixture and process until smooth. Season, to taste, with more salt or cayenne pepper.
  3. Garnish with chives and serve room temperature or chilled.

Wild Coyote Blue Cheese Dressing 26oz.

RECALL NOTICE 2-2021

To: Associated Food Stores Retailers From: Steve Johnson Date: January 27, 2021

Recall Classification: CLASS 1

Produce Recall Description: Wild Coyote Blue Cheese Dressing 26oz.

Associated Food Stores is issuing this recall on Wild Coyote Blue Cheese Dressing 26oz. The product affected is Lot 8J with the Best By Date 01/18/21, the product does not meet our quality standards. No other Lot numbers or Best By Dates are affected.

AFS apologize’ s 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 801-978-8939 sljohnson@afstores.com or Sarah Narramore 801-978-8383 ssnarramore@afstores.com

Dole Sesame Asian Chopped Salad 13.6oz

RECALL NOTICE 1-2021

To: Associated Food Stores Retailers

Date: January 5, 2021

Recall Classification: CLASS 1

Produce Recall Description: Dole Sesame Asian Chopped Salad 13.6oz

We have recently determined that the Dole Sesame Asian Chopped Salad product referenced below fails to meet our product quality standards in that it may contain a master pack designed for another Dole product and, thereby, may contain undeclared allergens (egg). Consequently, we are recalling the product from the market. The affected product has a Best if Used By Date of 01-15-21 with the Lot Code B3640416 or B364017. No other lots or product are affected.

No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported in association with the recall. This precautionary recall notification is being issued due potential undeclared allergens (egg) in designated lots of Dole™ Sesame Asian Chopped Salad.

Dole 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 801-978-8939 sljohnson@afstores.com or Sarah Narramore 801-978-8383 ssnarramore@afstores.com.

Excedrin Recall

SAFETY NOTICE Post Until April 23, 2021

GSK Consumer Healthcare Requests that Consumers Check Bottles for Holes in Five Excedrin Brands (Potential Failure to Meet Child Resistant Packaging Requirement)

HAZARD: If the bottle has a hole in the bottom that is large enough, children could access and swallow the contents, posing a potential safety risk.

PRODUCT: Certain lots of Excedrin Migraine Caplets, Excedrin Migraine Geltabs, Excedrin Extra Strength Caplets, Excedrin PM Headache Caplets, and Excedrin Tension Headache Caplets in large-sized bottles (50 count & above).

Please visit www.excedrin.com for a list of impacted lot #’s and additional information. Products currently available in stores are not impacted by this notice.

REMEDY: Consumers should examine their plastic bottles for holes, especially near the bottom. If such a condition is found, please contact GSK Consumer Healthcare:

1-800-468-7746

Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm EST

This safety notice is being issued in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Celebrate Halloween Safely

Safety is top priority for this year.  Follow these guidelines from halloween2020.org to ensure a safe experience for everyone. 

1. Take the Safe House pledge and register as an official Halloween Safe House​. Get the pledge here >>

2. Don’t hand out candy if you are sick​.

3. Wear a face mask covering both your mouth and nose​.

4. Use duct tape to mark 6-foot lines in front of homes and leading to driveway / front door-step​.

5. Participate in one-way trick or treating​:

  • Position a distribution table between yourself and trick or treaters​
  • Distribute candy on a disinfected surface to eliminate direct contact​
  • If you are preparing goodie bags, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after preparing bags​
  • Individually wrapped candy or goodie bags should be lined up for families to grab and go while social distancing​

6. Wash hands often​.

Learn more about Halloween2020.org.

  • Stay home if sick​
  • Trick or treat with people you live with​
  • Remain 6 feet apart from people not in your household​
  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose​
  • Hand sanitize (60% alcohol) frequently while out​
  • Wash your hands as soon as you return home​

Parents 

  • Stay home if sick​
  • Talk with your children about trick or treating safety​
  • Guide children to stay on the right side of the road and ensure social distance​
  • Carry a flashlight ​
  • Wear a face mask covering both mouth and nose​
  • Wash your hands as soon as you return home​
  • Inspect candy
  • Limit the amount of friends and family in attendance​
  • Use your garage, front/back yard or cul-de-sac (preferably open-air space) ​
  • Have socially distanced chairs/tables/blankets 

Check out Halloween2020.org to learn more.

Full Circle Organic Popcorn Recall

Date: September 10, 2020

Class: Class  1

Product: Full Circle Organic Popcorn

Reason: Potential foreign matter maybe a health risk

September 10, 2020
This is an announcement of the lot code and sell/use by date for a Voluntary Product Recall that was
issued by Topco Associates for Full Circle Organic Popcorn due to foreign material. The supplier of
Gilster-Mary Lee’s organic popcorn discovered tempered glass in their popcorn production. This is a
potential food safety issue.
 
Affected product and Lot Codes/Use By Dates affected:
UPC 3680040610 Lot Code JUL2021N2 with Use By Date 07/20/2021
 
UPC 3680040609 Lot Code JUL2021N2 with Use By Date 07/20/2021
                         Lot Code AUG1721N2 with Use By Date 08/14/2021                  

ItemsUPCDescription
3100591
3680040610Full Circle Organic Popcorn Light Butter 3/2.9 oz
31008723680040609Full Circle Organic Butter Popcorn 3/3.3 oz.