Product Recall Information

Pine Nuts РCoop packaged РMay 12, 2017

The Coop is issuing this notice out of an abundance of caution.

“Members may return pine nuts and the associated packing bag that were packed by our Coop on¬†May 12, 2017¬†because there could possibly be extraneous matter in the bag. A full refund will be issued. We take this precaution based on a report from a member. The type of extraneous matter¬†has not been identified.”

No illnesses have been reported in relation to this product.

Coop members can return impacted products purchased at the Coop for a full refund in exchange for the recalled product in its original packaging. No other proof of purchase is required.

 

Natural Sea – Premium Cod Sticks –¬†June 15, 2017

Natural Sea is issuing a voluntary recall for 8oz packages of Natural Sea Premium Cod Sticks with Multigrain Breading due to the possible presence of undeclared milk in the bread crumbs. This is the only product that the Coop carries that is being recalled.

No illnesses have been reported in relation to this product at this time.

The FDA has not released an official recall notice as of June 15, 2017.

The Coop’s shipping and receiving staff have¬†removed all affected product from the¬†store shelves and back stock.

New England Bakers РOrganic Muesli, more- June 15, 2017

NEW ENGLAND NATURAL BAKERS of Greenfield MA is issuing a voluntary recall. The company has been notified by an ingredient supplier that an ingredient used in these products has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The company is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution. No illnesses have been reported in relation to this product at this time.

For all the details, see the official press release at the FDA website

The Coop’s shipping and receiving staff have checked the boxes we have in house and none of them match the recall.

The SoyNut Butter Co. – I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter, March 7, 2017

Grandview, IL (March 4, 2017) ‚ÄĒ The SoyNut Butter Co. 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).¬†The recall was initiated after ill people or their family members answered questions about the foods they ate and other exposures in the week before they became ill.

All Best Buy dates of all varieties are affected.

The Coop carried only the Unsweetened Creamy Soy Nut Butter in the 15oz. plastic jar. All affected product has been pulled off of Coop shelves.

For all the details, including affected Retail UPC numbers and expiration dates of recalled product, see the official press release at the FDA website

Coop members who believe they may have purchased recalled products must check the FDA press release above for impacted product codes and expiration dates. Any recalled product purchased at the Coop can be returned for a full refund. To receive a refund, return the product packaging stamped with a qualifying expiration date. Please do NOT bring in the product itself. No other proof of purchase is required. Hand product package to a Membership Office staff person only. That staff person will double check that the product was impacted by the recall and, if confirmed, issue a cash refund.

SodaStream – 1L Blue Dishwasher-Safe Carbonating Bottles, February 21, 2017

SodaStream Recalls Carbonating Bottles Due to Injury Hazard

This recall involves SodaStream one liter, blue tinted, plastic carbonating bottles. ‚ÄúSodaStream‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúDishwasher safe‚ÄĚ are printed on the recalled bottles. Only bottles with an expiration date of ‚Äú4/2020‚ÄĚ printed on the warning label are included in the recall. The recalled bottles have a blue cap and blue bottom base.

The bottles can burst under pressure, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystanders.

The company is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution.

For all the details, see the official press release at the SodaStream website

The Coop has not sold these items since 2015. We do not have, nor have we  recently sold recalled products.

 

Sierra Nevada РBottled Beer, Assorted Varieties, January 22, 2017 | 12:40PM PT

Statement from Sierra Nevada: We have announced a voluntary recall of select 12-ounce bottles that may contain a small glass packaging flaw. This recall comes after quality inspections at our Mills River, North Carolina, brewery detected a very limited number of bottles with a flaw that may result in loss of carbonation and a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the bottle, causing a risk for injury.

Full disclosure from the manufacturer can be found here:

http://sierranevada.com/qualitymatters

 

Affected Product Name and any other identifying info:
 Brand  Package Format  Production Date  Images
 Pale Ale  12-ounce bottles in 6-, 12- and 24-pack (case) formats  12/5/16 Р1/8/17  Bottle
6-pack
Case
 Torpedo Extra IPA  12-ounce bottles in 6-, 12- and 24-pack (case) formats  12/5/16 Р1/13/17  Bottle
6-pack
 Tropical Torpedo  12-ounce bottles in 6-pack format  12/5/16 Р1/13/17  Bottle
6-Pack
 Sidecar Orange Pale Ale  12-ounce bottles in 6-, 12- and 24-pack (case) formats  12/5/16 Р1/13/17  Bottle
6-Pack
Case
 Beer Camp Golden IPA  12-ounce bottles in 6-, 12- and 24-pack (case) formats  12/5/16 Р1/13/17  Bottle
6-Pack
Case
 Otra Vez  12-ounce bottles in 6-pack format  12/5/16 Р1/13/17  Bottle
6-Pack
 Nooner  12-ounce bottles in 6-pack format  12/5/16 Р1/13/17  Bottle
6-Pack
 Hop Hunter IPA  12-ounce bottles in 6-, 12- and 24-pack (case) formats  12/5/16 Р1/13/17  Bottle
6-Pack
Case
When we received news of the recall on 1/23/17 we immediately checked our stock for affected product.  We did in fact have some items affected by the recall.  It was all promptly pulled off of our shelves.

 

Coop members who believe they may have purchased recalled products must check the Sierra Nevada recall website above for impacted production dates. Any recalled product purchased at the Coop can be returned for a full refund. To receive a refund, return the product with a qualifying production date. No other proof of purchase is required. Hand product to a Membership Office staff person only. That staff person will double check that the product was impacted by the recall and, if confirmed, issue a cash refund.

Earth Balance – Vegan Mac & Cheese products, December 12, 2016

Boulder, CO (December 8, 2016) ‚ÄĒ Boulder Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac & Cheese and Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Mac & Cheese. Boulder Brands initiated the recall after being informed by consumers that the product may contain a dairy allergen. People with a dairy allergy or sensitivity run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The company is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution.

All products expiring in 2017 are being recalled.  The recalled items can be identified by the code embossed on the bottom of the package.

All affected product has been pulled off of Coop shelves.

For all the details, including affected Retail UPC numbers and expiration dates of recalled product, see the official press release at the FDA website

Coop members who believe they may have purchased recalled products must check the FDA press release above for impacted product codes and expiration dates. Any recalled product purchased at the Coop can be returned for a full refund. To receive a refund, return the product packaging stamped with a qualifying expiration date. Please do NOT bring in the product itself. No other proof of purchase is required. Hand product package to a Membership Office staff person only. That staff person will double check that the product was impacted by the recall and, if confirmed, issue a cash refund.

Sabra Dipping Company hummus products, November 19, 2016

Colonial Heights, VA – Sabra Dipping Co., LLC is voluntarily recalling certain hummus products made prior to November 8, 2016 due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which was identified at the manufacturing facility but not in tested finished product.

The company is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution.

Affected product has a ‚Äėbest before‚Äô date of 1/23/17 or prior. Anything after 1/23/17 is not affected by this recall.

Of the recalled Sabra hummus items, the Coop was carrying Sabra Hummus Classic 7OZ – UPC code: 040822000017, Sabra Hummus Classic 17OZ – UPC code: 040822017497, and Sabra Hummus Pine Nut 17OZ – UPC code: 040822990011.

The Coop found affected Sabra product at the Coop as of 11/21/16. All affected product was pulled off of the shelf.

The Coop also carries Sabra Guacamole in 8 oz containers that are NOT affected by this recall.

For all the details, including affected SKU numbers and ‚Äėbest before‚Äô dates of recalled product, see the official press release at the FDA website

Coop members who believe they may have purchased recalled products must check the FDA press release above for impacted product codes and best before dates. Any recalled product purchased at the Coop can be returned for a full refund. To receive a refund, return the product packaging stamped with a qualifying best before date. Please do NOT bring in the product itself. No other proof of purchase is required. Hand product package to a Membership Office staff person only. That staff person will double check that the product was impacted by the recall and, if confirmed, issue a cash refund.

CLIF Bar Sierra Trail Mix energy bar and CLIP Mojo Mountain Mix trail mix bar, June 2, 2016

Emeryville, CA.¬†Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary recall of CLIF BAR¬ģ Sierra Trail Mix energy bars, and CLIF¬ģ Mojo¬ģ Mountain Mix¬ģ trail mix bars, and CLIF BAR¬ģ Nuts & Seeds energy bars sold nationally, after its ingredient supplier, SunOpta, was found to have distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono).

Clif Bar has not received any reports of illness; however, the company is initiating the voluntary recall in an abundance of caution.

Of the recalled CLIF items, the Coop was carrying the package of 2.4 oz (68 g) of Sierra Trail Mix energy bar with “Best By Dates” of June 5, 2016 through March 24, 2017 and Mojo Mountain Mix with ‚ÄúBest By Dates‚ÄĚ of June 16, 2016 through February 2, 2017. All recalled product has been removed from the Coop’s shelves and backstock.

The Coop sells many other Clif Bar products, but none of them were affected by this recall.

For all the details, including affected lot numbers and expiration/”best by” dates of recalled product, see the official press release at the FDA website

Coop members who believe they may have purchased recalled products must check the FDA press release below for impacted product codes and best before dates. Any recalled product purchased at the Coop can be returned for a full refund. To receive a refund, return the product packaging stamped with a qualifying best before date. Please do NOT bring in the product itself. No other proof of purchase is required. Hand product package to a Membership Office staff person only. That staff person will double check that the product was impacted by the recall and, if confirmed, issue a cash refund.

Dr. Praeger’s California Veggie Burgers, May 17, 2016

Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling various not-ready-to-eat frozen food items due to the potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This voluntary action is being undertaken in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration because the recalled products contain vegetables that are part of the recent CRF Frozen Foods recall.

No illnesses to date have been reported to Dr. Prager’s Sensible Foods, Inc. for the products involved in this recall.

Of the recalled items, the Coop was carrying the package of four (4) 2.5oz (71g) Burgers, with ‚ÄúBest By Dates‚ÄĚ of between 1/27/2018 ‚Äď 3/21/2018. All recalled product has been removed from the Coop’s shelves and backstock.

For all the details, including affected lot numbers and expiration dates of recalled product, see the official press release at the FDA website

Coop members who believe they may have purchased recalled products must check the FDA press release below for impacted product codes and best before dates. Any recalled product purchased at the Coop can be returned for a full refund. To receive a refund, return the product packaging stamped with a qualifying best before date. Please do NOT bring in the product itself. No other proof of purchase is required. Hand product package to a Membership Office staff person only. That staff person will double check that the product was impacted by the recall and, if confirmed, issue a cash refund.

A number of other Dr. Praeger‚Äôs Products were recalled as were an enormous list of products related to the CRF recall. Other than the Dr. Praeger’s California Veggie Burgers, the Coop does not carry any of the other recalled products.

Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets, March 5, 2016

Purdue Foods announced today that it is recalling Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets with the ‚ÄúBest Before‚ÄĚ date of September 27, 2016. There may be small pieces of plastic in the product. No injuries or illnesses have been reported. The products were distributed to retailers in Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.

We currently carry this item but did not have any product with the recalled ‚Äúbest before‚ÄĚ dates on the shelf when the recall was announced. It’s possible that the coop did recently carry affected product.

No other products sold by Applegate Naturals were affected by the recall.

Coop members who believe they may have purchased recalled products must check the FDA press release below for impacted product codes and best before dates. Any recalled product purchased at the Coop can be returned for a full refund. To receive a refund, return the product packaging stamped with a qualifying best before date. Please do NOT bring in the product itself. No other proof of purchase is required. Hand product package to a Membership Office staff person only. That staff person will double check that the product was impacted by the recall and, if confirmed, issue a cash refund.

For all the details, including affected lot numbers and expiration dates of recalled product, see the official press release at the FDA website

Gogo squeeZ, Non-Organic Applesauce pouches, March 4, 2016

Gogo Squeez announced today that it is voluntarily recalling non-organic applesauce pouches because an inspection by the Michigan State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) found food product residue in two product pumps in one of their factories. No illnesses connected to this issue have been reported. While it is possible the food product residue may have been incorporated into finished product, they test their applesauce extensively, and at this time, have not seen evidence of this in their pouches.

We currently carry this item but did not have any product with the recalled ‚Äúbest before‚ÄĚ dates on the shelf when the recall was announced. It’s possible that the coop did recently carry affected product.

No other products sold by Gogo SqueeZ were affected by the recall.

Coop members who believe they may have purchased recalled products must check the FDA press release below for impacted product codes and best before dates. Any recalled product purchased at the Coop can be returned for a full refund. To receive a refund, return the unused product in its original container stamped with a qualifying product number and best before date. No other proof of purchase is required. Hand product to a Membership Office staff person only. That staff person will double check that the product was impacted by the recall and, if confirmed, issue a cash refund.

For all the details, including affected lot numbers and expiration dates of recalled product, see the official press release at the FDA website

Garden of Life RAW Organic Meal (various sizes and flavors), February 12, 2016

Garden of Life LLC has expanded its earlier voluntarily withdrawing additional lot numbers of its RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal Chocolate, Original, Vanilla and Vanilla Chai because they have the potential to contain Salmonella Virchow.

The Coop stocked the following three flavors and sizes of Raw Meal in question from October 1st, 2015 to February 1st, 2016:

Garden of Life RAW Organic Meal Full Size, 32 oz. (908 g)

Garden of Life RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size, 34.8 oz. (986 g)

Garden of Life RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size, 33.5 oz. (949 g)

Coop staff posted a sign in the supplement aisle of the Coop — aisle 4B, section G2 — where the Raw Meal is on the shelf explaining the situation and how to proceed.

No other products besides the Raw Meals have been indicated at this time. The Coop carries other products from Garden of Life that come in large tubs, such as Raw Protein, Raw Fit, and Raw Protein & Greens. The Raw Protein & Greens in particular is a very similar looking product but is not impacted by this recall.

Coop members who believe they may have purchased recalled products must check the FDA press release below for impacted lot numbers and product expiration dates. Any recalled product purchased at the Coop can be returned for a full refund. To receive a refund, return the unused product in its original container stamped with a qualifying lot number. No other proof of purchase is required. Hand product to a Membership Office staff person only, and provide your member number and verify that your address is correct in our membership database. Refunds will be mailed by check.

For all the details, including affected lot numbers and expiration dates of recalled product, see the official press release at the FDA website

Sweet Leaf Teas sold in 16oz glass bottles, December 10, 2015

The Sweet Leaf Tea Company announced today that it is voluntarily recalling Sweet Leaf¬ģ Tea in 16 ounce glass bottles out of an abundance of caution because of the possible presence of glass fragments. This was the result of glass breakage during the filling process. Consumers could potentially be cut or injured if ingested. The company has received 4 complaints of glass in the product. No injuries were reported.

The Coop used to sell this item in glass, but the company switched to a plastic container in approximately June of 2015. It’s possible that the coop did carry affected product, but not within the past 6 months.

Coop members who believe they may have purchased recalled products must check the FDA press release below for impacted manufacture and UPC codes. Any recalled product purchased at the Coop can be returned for a full refund in exchange for the recalled product’s original packaging (please bring the packaging only, not the cheese). No other proof of purchase is required.

For all the details, see the official press release at the FDA website

Karoun Dairy Recalls Various Cheese, September 16, 2015

Today Karoun Dairies, Inc. announced that it is voluntarily recalling a variety of cheeses it distributes due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, no product has tested positive for Listeria but in view of the association with listeriosis cases Karoun Dairies Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall in the interest of protecting public health.

The Coop has carried two of the recalled Karoun Dairy cheeses: Gobi Paneer and braided cheese distributed by Sahadi and sold from the packaged cheese case.

Coop members who purchased these products must check the FDA press release below for impacted UPC codes. Any recalled product can purchased at the Coop can be returned for a full refund in exchange for the recalled product’s original packaging (please bring the packaging only, not the cheese). No other proof of purchase is required.

For all the details, see the official press release at the FDA website

GoGo Squeeze

Today GoGo squeeze announced that it is voluntarily recalling a variety of squueze packs, produced within a certain date range, due to a possible mold contamination. The company reports that no illnesses have been reported related to this possible contamination.

The Coop does carry this product, but the product we are currently stocking is NOT impacted by the recall. However, we may have sold GoGo squeese affected by the recall. If Coop members purchased GoGo squeeze from the Coop and are concerned about possible contamination, please click the link below for the announcement posted on GoGo squeeze’s website. Coop members can return impacted products purchased at the Coop for a full refund in exchange for the recalled product in its original packaging. No other proof of purchase is required.”

For all the details, and to learn how to tell if product you have at home was impacted by the recall, see this accouncement posted on GoGo squeeze’s website

Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios, October 2, 2015

General Mills has issued a voluntary recall of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereal produced at its Lodi, California location on certain dates in July of 2015 because of an undeclared allergen ‚Äď wheat ‚Äď with potential adverse health effects.

The Coop does not carry Honey Nut Cheerios, and we do not have the recalled Cheerios in stock. However, we may have sold Cheerios affected by the recall. If Coop members purchased Cheerios from the Coop and are concerned about wheat contamination, please see the FDA press release below so you can check your packaging. Coop member can return impacted products purchased at the Coop for a full refund in exchange for the recalled product in its original packaging. No other proof of purchase is required.”

For all the details, see the official press release at the FDA website

July General Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, July 25, 7:00 p.m.

  • Meeting Location: St Francis Xavier School, 763 President St., between Sixth and Seventh Aves.
  • You must be a Food Coop member to attend the Annual and General Meeting. Please bring your Coop I.D. card to be admitted.
  • Times in parentheses are suggestions. The Chair has the discretion to change the order of the agenda or the time allotted to each item.

I. Member Arrival and Meeting Warm-Up (7:00-7:15)

II. Open Forum (7:15-7:30)

III. Coordinator and Committee Reports (7:30-8:00)

IV. Meeting Agenda (8:00-9:30)

Item 1: Clarification of Retirement Policy (45 minutes)

Discussion: Completion and verification of retirement age versus service from 65/20 to 60/30.‚ÄĒsubmitted by Miles Manning

Item 2: Increase the Size of the Second Location Study Committee
(45 minutes)

Proposal: The second location study committee seeks approval from the GM to increase in size by up to four more members in order to fulfill its charge.‚ÄĒsubmitted by the Second Location Study Committee

V. Board of Directors Meeting (9:30)

VI. Wrap-Up (9:30-9:45)
Includes member sign-in for work slot credit.

 

The Linewaiters’ Gazette

The Linewaiters’ Gazette is published bi-weekly on Thursdays by the Park Slope Food Coop, Inc., 782 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215. Opinions expressed in the Gazette may be solely the views of the writer. The Gazette is printed by Tri-Star Offset, Maspeth, NY.

The work of creating and publishing the Gazette is shared by four teams of Coop members doing their workslot as part of the Gazette Committee.

If you have a question about the Linewaiters’ Gazette that is not answered in this section, please contact the Membership Office and ask to speak to the Linewaiters’ Gazette Staff Liaison.

 

Dates and Deadlines

The Linewaiters’ Gazette is published every other Thursday, in B and D weeks. Check the calendar at the bottom right of any page on our website to see what week it is.

Articles, Committee Reports, Member Submissions, and Recipes are due by 12:00 pm on the Monday that is ten (10) days before the issue date.*

Display and Classified Ads and Community Calendar submissions are by 7 p.m. on the Wednesday that is eight days before the issue date.*

* When/if these dates fall in a week that contains a major holiday, the deadlines may be modified to allow adequate time for members and staff to produce the issue. When they are changed, that information will be listed here.

 

Subscriptions

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500 Miles to Local

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If you live in New York City, “home” is one of the largest metropolitan areas on the planet, and local agriculture will necessarily encompass a large area. Starting from our spot in the heart of urban sprawl, the closest farms are a 100-mile drive away. When our local growing season is in full swing, the vast majority of the Coop’s grown and raised product comes from within the 100- to 200-mile range‚ÄĒthis includes many of the more than 40 local small-scale farms we buy from (not including our meat and poultry suppliers). When our region’s growing season ends, the Coop sources product from further away, but when possible we try to buy closer to home.

At the Coop, we define local as within 500 miles, because 500 miles is approximately a one-day-truck-drive away. Arugula picked at dawn on a Monday can be packed, trucked and on our shelves by 8:00 a.m. the next day. Our 500-mile radius stretches from Quebec to North Carolina, and from the Atlantic Coast to the middle of Ohio. This area constitutes a range of growing seasons, allowing us to support many farms in the surrounding regions while supplying our members with a dizzying variety of local product for most of the year. In the winter we try to buy from Florida, in preference over California, when we can. That’s about as local as we get for fresh-grown crops in the winter. Whenever possible, storage crops‚ÄĒsquash and apples for example‚ÄĒwill be local all year long.

Buying local ensures two important benefits. The first is the benefit that our members reap: fresh product. The second is the support we give to our regional economy. We go for local, but we also try to go for “little,” which allows us to help to sustain family-owned farms and farming cooperatives throughout our region. The Coop’s buying practices support people who, in general, are dedicated and conscientious stewards of the land.

On the shelves of our produce aisle, we identify the geographical origins of approximately 225 items. If there is more than one source for a local item we simply say, “locally grown within 500 miles.” If an item comes from a single farm we name the farm and its location. We think this practice makes the idea of “local” hit home‚ÄĒeven in one of the biggest cities in the world.