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DD had more kids sign up for the Allergy Pals and Allergy Allies clubs- she is very pleased!

She still needs more teens for the book club.  They have a great time at the book club meetings . . . and participating teens will receive a free book beforehand.
Sponsored by FARE!  Please pass it on!  Sign up until February 15.
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Company Announcement Date:
January 21, 2021
FDA Publish Date:
January 21, 2021
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Snack Food Item
Allergens
Reason for Announcement:
Undeclared milk
Company Name:
Frito Lay
Brand Name:
Ruffles
Product Description:
Potato Chips
Company Announcement
Frito-Lay today issued a voluntary recall of a small number of 13 1/2 oz. “Party Size” bags of Ruffles Original Potato Chips because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product contained inside the recalled bags.  A total of 50 bags are being recalled.

The products covered by this recall were distributed to retail stores in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

No other Ruffles products, sizes or flavors are recalled, including bags in Variety Packs.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that 50 bags of Ruffles Original Potato Chips were inadvertently filled with another flavor of potato chips, potentially exposing consumers to undeclared milk.

No allergic reactions related to this matter have been reported to date. Frito-Lay has informed the FDA of the action.

Consumers with the product noted above can return the product to a retailer for a refund or contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 1-800-352-4477 (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday).

The specific recalled product information is listed below:

Product Description

Size

UPC

Code Date/Price & Manufacturing Code

Representative Image

Ruffles
Original
Potato
Chips   13 1/2 oz.

PARTY SIZE   0 28400 03400 5   Both
“Guaranteed Fresh” date and price of
23 MAR 2021
5.29

And
the Manufacturing Code
225335014
73  03:xx with xx = 00 through 13   
About Frito-Lay North America

Frito-Lay North America is the $17 billion convenient foods division of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP), which is headquartered in Purchase, NY. Learn more about Frito-Lay at the corporate website, http://www.fritolay.com/External Link Disclaimer and on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/fritolayExternal Link Disclaimer.

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $67 billion in net revenue in 2019, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 23 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. "Winning with Purpose" reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business.  For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.

Company Contact Information
Consumers:
Frito-Lay Consumer Relations
 1-800-352-4477
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Company Announcement Date:
January 21, 2021
FDA Publish Date:
January 22, 2021
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Product may contain undeclared milk and soy.
Company Name:
Door County Coffee & Tea Co.
Brand Name:
Door County Coffee & Tea Co.
Product Description:
French Vanilla Flavored Cappuccino Single Serve Cups
Company Announcement
Door County Coffee & Tea Co of Sturgeon Bay, WI, is recalling its 5.1 ounce packages of French Vanilla Flavored Cappuccino Single Serve Cups because they may contain undeclared Milk and Soy. People who have allergies to Milk and Soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled French Vanilla Flavored Cappuccino Single Serve Cups were distributed in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Florida and Michigan in grocery and gift stores and through mail orders.

The product comes in a 5.1 ounce full color cardboard box that contains 10 single sere cups, under the brand name Door County Coffee & Tea Co. The product was sold starting October 7th, 2020 with the lot code 1C092220-2 that expires 9/22/2022 and 1C120220-A that expires 12/2/2022.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product contains Milk and Soy was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of these allergens. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a printing omission.

Consumers who have purchased 5.1ounce packages of French Vanilla Flavored Cappuccino and are allergic to Milk and Soy are urged to discard the product and contact Door County Coffee & Tea Co for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-856-6613.

Company Contact Information
Consumers:
Door County Coffee & Tea Co
 1-800-856-6613
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Commercial Links / Equal Eats
« Last post by spacecanada on January 22, 2021, 05:05:30 PM »
Kyle Dine has completely updated and rebranded the allergy translation cards to an extremely high standard.  You can order some basic cards, including the universal emergency cards from www.equaleats.com 

I had a part helping with the updates and I can verify that these are the highest quality out there.  Soooooo much research went into making these, and making sure they were as highly accurate and clear as possible in every language. 

I'll be ordering the emergency cards for now to keep with my EpiPens and Allerjects, and then the customised ones (for multiple allergies) when they become available. 
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Seed Allergy / Re: Sunflower Oil in PGPR in Chocolate, Oils,
« Last post by PurpleCat on January 22, 2021, 03:40:54 PM »
Hi and welcome!  That is great info and very timely as my brother is connecting me with a family who are new to food allergies including seeds. 

My DD outgrew her sunflower allergy.  It was life changing to not have to avoid it anymore.  The only seed she is still allergic to and likely will be lifelong is sesame.
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Seed Allergy / Re: Sunflower Oil in PGPR in Chocolate, Oils,
« Last post by GoingNuts on January 21, 2021, 05:45:00 PM »
Welcome cwalco!

Thanks for that heads up. That’s an ingredient I’ve never heard of!  I know we have some Sunflower-allergic members who will appreciate that info.
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Seed Allergy / Sunflower Oil in PGPR in Chocolate, Oils,
« Last post by cwalco on January 21, 2021, 01:20:13 PM »
I am new and this is my first post.

I just learned that Hershey's uses PGPR, in their chocolate bars. The very reason I am violently ill today. I ate an entire bar yesterday. I was also not feeling that great yesterday–probably due to sunflower oil or my egg allergy being hidden in some kind of food source. My body/mind tells me that I'll feel better by eating sugary or bad snacks. My body craves them like crazy when I'm sick from food allergies, sometimes making things worse. I normally don't touch them at all.

Back to the PGPR... I read the Hershey's label today and discovered a new ingredient that I had not seen in Hershey's before - PGPR. So, I looked it up and didn't find a lot until I looked it up on the Hershey's site: https://www.thehersheycompany.com/en_us/whats-inside/ingredient-conversations.html

PGPR can be derived from sunflower oil!!!!!

This is from their site:

"Q.  What is PGPR?

A.  Polyglycerol polyricinoleate, more commonly known as PGPR, is an emulsifier that is made from castor beans, soybeans or sunflower seeds. It’s used in cooking oils and fats, spreads, low fat dressings, ice cream, and flour. In the confectionery industry, it is used to improve the consistency of chocolate. It improves the flow of chocolate to aid in moulding it into bars."

I'm very allergic to sunflower seeds and oil of any kind, along with its sister, safflower oil. I wanted to pass this along to anyone else with this allergy and hope they learn about this unstead of having to lose many work days from being sick like me.
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That is so awesome!  I wish I knew someone who could benefit from these experiences.  They would have been great for DD when she was younger and feeling isolated.
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Milk Allergy / Re: Cheese please
« Last post by SilverLining on January 18, 2021, 09:22:58 AM »
The only place I can find it is Walmart. We don’t do any grocery shopping there. Maybe, if the world ever starts turning again I’ll be able to try it.
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Hi, all!  My DD has multiple food allergies, as some of you may remember.  She's all grown up now!
 
She has been working for Camp Blue Spruce, the overnight camp for food-allergic kids in Oregon.  She was a counselor for summer two years ago, and she's been employed with them ever since.

The teen book club will be discussing this book virtually:  The Ultimate Guidebook for Teens with Food Allergies - from Food Allergy Canada.   Is your teen interested in talking with other food-allergic teens?  This book club is sponsored by FARE!  She will send to you a copy of the book before meeting!

Also - she hosts virtual clubs for 3rd-5th graders:  Allergy Pals . . . and for 6th-8th graders:  Allergy Allies.  Is your child interested in talking with other kids who also have food allergies? Winter Session registration deadline is Friday, January 22nd!

For MORE INFO - check the attachments, below. Register here!  Also, find more info at www.campbluespruce.org

Feel free to ask me questions, as well.  I'm a Proud Mama.   ;D
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