Mondelēz, Snyder’s-Lance and desserts manufacturer The Father’s Table have recently recalled products following recalls earlier this month by businesses including Mars, Frito-Lay and Kellogg,
All the affected businesses had used flour supplied by Grain Craft, which had previously alerted the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that peanut residue had been discovered in its soft red winter wheat flour. This prompted a recall of the flour, and products from a range of manufacturers. (See end of article for Grain Craft statement).
Snyder’s-Lance issued a voluntary recall on June 22 for certain code dates of its 150 ct. 0.5oz Lance brand Oyster Crackers (Item # 469760) as they may have been produced using the recalled Grain Craft Flour.
This product is sold through foodservice channels and is distributed nationwide to restaurants and other institutions, said the company.
Only the following ‘use by’ case code dates for Lance Oyster Crackers are affected: 23 JUL 16, 30 JUL 16 and 13 AUG 16.
On June 23, Mondelēz announced a nationwide US voluntary recall of Honey Maid Teddy Grahams Cinnamon Cubs Graham Snacks sold through the foodservice channels. The product is not sold through supermarkets.
The affected product is 0.5-oz packs of Honey Maid Teddy Grahams Cinnamon Cubs Graham Snacks with UPC 0 19320 01676 9 and use by dates 11 Oct 16 – 12 Oct 16.
At the time of the recall, Mondelēz said it had received no reports of related illness.
The Father’s Table
Florida-based desserts supplier The Father’s Table has voluntarily recalled 2,099 cases of cheesecakes sold by Gordon Food Service through retail and food service outlets under the GFS label. The affected products are:
Grain Craft on the flour recall
In a statement on its website, Grain Craft said it learned of the “intermittent” presence of peanut in the wheat flour supplied by one of its flour mills in Georgia. It immediately began discussions with the FDA and determined the source to be soft red winter wheat grown in peanut-producing regions of the South.
“The cross-contact we uncovered and reported to the FDA and our customers occurred before the wheat reached our South Georgia mill,” it added in an FAQ on the site. “Grain Craft has addressed the risk of peanut residue by discontinuing the purchase and use of the wheat subject to cross-contact.”
Grain Craft stopped using the wheat on April 30, and subsequent FDA testing did not show the presence of peanut protein in flour from Grain Craft’s South Georgia mill. The FDA inspected the South Georgia facility and did not indicate any concerns with the mill’s operations.
“All of our milling processes have been and continue to be in compliance with all FDA and USDA millings standards,” stated the company.
Grain Craft also pointed out it does not manufacture or produce any consumer products at the South Georgia mill, nor use or produce peanut or any peanut products in any of its facilities at any time.
“We are a supplier of milled wheat to food and baking companies across the US,” it added. “We have been working with our customers and the FDA as they continue to conduct assessments of their products and evaluate next steps, including potential recalls.”
“These recent recalls bring to light the challenge of agricultural cross-contact, which is the result of customary methods of growing, harvesting and shipping of wheat and other agricultural products. Grain Craft has taken the lead in driving this industry-wide discussion for our customers and their consumers.”