Impossible Foods produces a plant-based, no meat burger that will soon be available in all Burger King locations across the country. Burger King operates 7300 stores nationwide and the meatless whopper will be available for $5.59 but only while supplies last. Burger King became the first fast food chain to sell the meatless burger in April, but the meatless whopper was only available at select locations. Burger King, which is owed by Restaurant Brands International (QSR), which also owns Tim Horton’s. Impossible Foods also plans to have its products available in grocery stores starting in the fall, now that the FDA has approved it key color ingredient. Impossible Foods is using soy leghemoglobin, which is what makes the meat look, ‘bleed’, and taste just like real beef.
Premium Foods USA is recalling roughly 76,025 pounds of Siluriformes fish products. The products were imported from Bangladesh and Myanmar, which are countries ineligible to export that type of fish product to the United States. The fish were not presented for import re-inspection into the US according to the US Department of Agriculture Food and Safety Inspection Service. States that received the recalled fish at retail locations are New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, and Michigan and were brought into the US between MARCH 26, 2018 and MARCH 8, 2019. At the time of publication, there has been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions due to consumption of the recalled fish product. Consumers are urged to discard or return the fish to the place of purchase.
According to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, frozen meatballs sold in 10 states are being recalled “due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.” Home Market Foods Inc, a Norwood Massachusetts based company, is recalling approximately 53,217 pounds of frozen ready-to-eat beef and pork meatball products. The affected products were sold in retail locations in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. The reason for the recall is the products contain milk and wheat, which are known allergens, but they are not declared on the product label To identify the bags, check for a production date of April 2, labeled as “Homestyle Meatballs” or “Cranberry Stuffed Meatballs.” The meatballs have a July 2, 2020, best if used by date and say “EST. 2727” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Popular burger joint Smashburger is under fire for kicking out a family that had come to the establishment with a service dog. Megan Moon and her family were attempting to eat at a Las Vegas Smashburger with their service dog, Medic, who helps Megan’s 9 year old diabetic son. The service dog is trained to react when the boy’s blood sugar is off balance. However, one of the managers at the burger joint saw the dog asleep and allegedly told Megan “I see you have a dog, he’s not allowed to be in our store. We don’t allow pets. You’re going to have to eat outside.” Moon says the manager made things worse by saying, “I’m not allowing it to happen. Let’s just not make a big deal out of it.” However, Moon replied back, “I am going to make a big deal about it.” Following the exchange, the manager canceled the family’s food order, reimbursed them for the cost of the meal and told them to leave the restaurant. Moon tells KTNV, “We were embarrassed. There were other people in the restaurant looking at us like we were causing a scene… like we had done something wrong.” According to Read more…
Frito-Lay, owned by PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP) is recalling its ‘Lay’s Lightly Salted Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips’ because some of the bags may have accidentally been exposed to dairy with chip flavoring that was meant for a different flavor of chips. Frito-Lay said in a statement to the FDA, “Consumers with a severe sensitivity to milk risk a potentially fatal allergic reaction if they eat the chips.” The flavoring was mistakenly inserted into some of the BBQ chips variety. The BBQ chip variety normally contains zero dairy product. To identify whether or not you have contaminated BBQ Chips, check your bags for the following information: 7.75-ounce bags with a “Guaranteed Fresh” date of Aug. 27, 2019, and a manufacturing code that includes the numbers 2 and 9. The bags were sold in 24 states including: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. No other lay’s products were affected by this specific recall.
Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ: SFM) has announced the recall of spinach that was sold in 19 states due to testing positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The spinach that is being recalled is both conventional spinach and organic frozen spinach that was manufactured and proved by National Frozen Foods of Oregon. The testing of the spinach was done at random. The recall notice, which was posted by the FDA did confirm that the random test shows positive for the listeria bacteria in the finished product however the recall did not confirm whether the FDA conducted the testing, Sprouts, or the spinach manufacturer. Consumers can identify whether or not they have contaminated spinach by checking the bag for the following LOT number and UPC. “Sprouts Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach” in 16-ounce plastic bags. UPC number 87487500982. Lot number 19031203A03. Use-by date 12/03/21 States where the contaminated spinach was sold are: Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.
Donuts on demand or Dunkin’ on demand are two phrases that you might be thinking about now that Dunkin’ Donuts (NASDAQ DNKN) is patterning with Grubhub (NYSE: GRUB) to bring you sweet treats and coffee on the go. The coffee and donut chain is beginning to rollout a nationwide delivery program where, starting Monday, more than 400 Dunkin’ restaurants in NYC’s five boroughs will offer delivery through Seamless, GrubHub’s NYC brand. Stephanie Meltzer-Paul, Dunkin’ U.S. vice president of digital and loyalty marketing, tells Yahoo Finance that the goal is to have delivery available in one-third of its locations by the end of the year. If the goal is met, that would be more than 1000 Dunkin’ restaurants. In the test market, which was held in select stores in NYC, Boston and Philadelphia, the average ticket was two times the normal ticket, which should ultimately serve as a boost to Dunkin’s same-store sales. For those that have used Seamless in NYC or enjoyed on-demand delivery with Grubhub in other locations, this is exciting news that could be bringing your afternoon fix right to your home, office, or other location.
Mizkan American Who Produces Ragu Recalls Pasta Sauces That May Be Contaminated with Plastic Fragments
Three different Ragu sauces have been recalled by Mizkan American because they may contain plastic fragments. The recall, which was done so voluntarily, affects the following Ragu Sauces: RAGU Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 45 oz. Cap code: JUN0620YU2Best Use By Date: JUN0620YU2 RAGU Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 66 oz.Cap code: JUN0520YU2Best Use by Date: JUN0520YU2 RAGU Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 66 oz.Cap code: JUN0620YU2Best Use By Date: JUN0620YU2 RAGU Old World Style Traditional, 66 oz.Cap code: JUN0420YU2Best Use By Date: JUN0420YU2 RAGU Old World Style Meat, 66 oz.Cap code: JUNE0520YU2Best Use By Date: JUN0520YU2 Consumers who have purchased the affected sauces can receive a coupon for a replacement product by contacting Mizkan American’s Customer service Hotline at 800-328-7248.
Ruiz Food Products Inc., producer of El Monterey Frozen Breakfast Wraps, is recalling nearly 250,000 pounds of the burritos due to customer complaints about ‘small rocks’ inside the burritos. At the time of publication, there was one potentially related injury involving the contaminated breakfast burritos according to the FDA Website. Ruiz Foods is investigating how the foreign material got into the breakfast wraps. Three customers so far have reported finding the rocks in the burritos by Friday, when the problem was first reported to the USDA. The affected dates and lots of the egg, potato, bacon and cheese sauce breakfast wrap are: LOT 19017, Best Used By 01/17/2020 LOT 19018, Best Used By 01/18/2020 Customers who bought the breakfast wraps should discard of them immediately or return them to the store where they were purchased.
More frozen berries are now included in the nationwide recall over Hepatitis A concerns. This time the berries included are Costco’s Kirkland Brand That Include The Tree Berry Blend. The specific bags of berries were sold in San Diego, Los Angeles and Hawaii and the recall notice urges consumers to check their freezers for the berries. “Members who have purchased the product should not consume it. Instead, photograph the product bag for your records, dispose of the product and contact your local Costco for a full refund,” the recall notice states. The Recall Notice lists the following codes to identify the Costco Kirkland multi-berry product that are included in the recall. FEB1620,(A),(B),(C),(D),(E),(F),(G), or (H) FEB1820,(A),(B),(C),or (D) FEB2920,(A),(B),(C),or (D) MAR0120,(A),(B),(C),or (D) APR1920,(B),(C), or (D) APR2020(A),(B),(C),(D),(E), or (F) APR2720(A),(B),(C),(D),(E),(F),(G), or (H) APR2820(A),(B),(C),(D),(E),(F),(G), or (H) MAY0220(A),(B),(C),(D),(E),(F),(G), or (H) MAY0420 (H) Consumers who have questions can contact Townsend Farms, Inc., customer service representatives at 877-244- 0947 or by email at TownsendFarms4283@stericycle.com.