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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Health News

Yavapai County wants to know what community needs to be a healthier, happier place to live – seeks community input for 2017 Community Health Assessment

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YAVAPAI COUNTY, ARIZONA — Does your neighborhood need more room to run, bike and play? Do you have enough access to healthy food? Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) wants to know what you need in your community to make it a healthier, happier place to live. YCCHS is partnering with Pinnacle Prevention, a public health services nonprofit, to conduct the 2017 Community Health Assessment. YCCHS is required to complete the assessment every five years, and the last assessment was completed in 2012.

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Gerber Issues Allergy Alert To Clarify Egg Labeling For Cheese Ravioli Pasta Pick-ups

Gerber Products Company of Florham Park, New Jersey, is initiating a voluntary recall of Cheese Ravioli Gerber® Pasta Pick-Ups® because the egg allergen is missing from the “Contains” statement. The full ingredient list on the package does list “egg” as an ingredient; however, the “Contains” statement, designed to further alert parents to allergens in the recipe, did not include “egg” as is required. Only consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg are at risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume this product. Read more

The Soynut Butter Co Expands Recall to All I.M. Healthy Soynut Butters And I.M. Healthy Granola Because of Possible Health Risk

The SoyNut Butter Co. of Glenview, IL is recalling all varieties of I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butters and all varieties of I.M. Healthy Granola products because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. I.M. Healthy Products were distributed in multiple states and may have been purchased in stores or through mail order. They were also distributed to childcare centers and schools in multiple states. Read more

Trader Joe's Recalls Applesauce over Potential Glass in Product

Trader Joe’s has issued a voluntary recall for variations of an unsweetened apple sauce over concerns about possible pieces of glass in the products’ jars. Two of the three variations are sold in stores nationwide, while the other is available in multiple states. Read more

Riviana Foods Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Ronzoni® Thin Spaghetti Due To Possible Undeclared Egg Allergen

Riviana Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling 610 cases of certain coded Ronzoni® Thin Spaghetti cartons that may contain an egg fettuccine product. The affected Ronzoni Thin Spaghetti cartons do not declare the allergen “egg”, which is an ingredient in the egg fettuccine product. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The affected product was processed at a Riviana co-manufacturer’s facility on January 20, 2017. Read more

Sargento Recalls Select Products

Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Ind. has notified Sargento Foods Inc. that a specialty Longhorn Colby cheese they supplied to Sargento must be recalled due to a potential contamination of Listeria . No illnesses have been reported. Read more

Legendary Baking Issues Allergy Alert-Almonds and Egg in Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie Allergens Declared but Listed Under “May Contain”

Legendary Baking of Denver, CO, is recalling its 34 ounce packages of Private Selection Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie because the almonds and eggs were listed under “may contains” instead of “contains”. People who have allergies to almonds and eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Read more

Athens Baking Company, Inc. Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Harvest Whole Wheat Bread

Athens Baking Company, out of an abundance of caution, is issuing a voluntary recall of Trader Joe’s Harvest Whole Wheat Bread (SKU 00132) because it contains undeclared cultured whey, which is made from milk. Only products labeled with “BEST BY:01/08/17” through “01/27/17” are included in this recall. The “BEST BY” date is printed on the front of the product’s package. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Read more

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