Kroger announces voluntary recall of pistachio nuts
CINCINNATI The Kroger Co. announced Monday it is recalling Private Selection Shelled Pistachios sold in its family of retail stores because the product may be contaminated with salmonella.
Selection Shelled Pistachios sold in 10-ounce containers with a “Sell by” date of DEC-13-09 and DEC-14-09 with this UPC Code: 11110 73615.
Stores under the following names in the 31 states where Kroger operates are included in this recall: Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, Smith’s, Dillons, QFC, City Market, Foods Co., Jay C, Scott’s, Owen’s, Baker’s, Gerbes, Hilander and Pay Less.
The pistachios were sold in The Kroger Co.’s family of stores in the following states: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Food 4 Less stores the company operates did not receive any of the pistachios being recalled.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with the product.
Customers who have recently purchased the pistachios should not consume this product and should return it to a store for a full refund or replacement.
‘Crave the wave’ with a new energy drink
LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass. A new energy beverage and a spokesperson with pizzazz are coming to a major city near you.
Ocean Spray, accompanied by fitness guru Richard Simmons, will be embarking on a three-city “Ring in Spring Natural Energy Tour” to reenergize Americans. The company will unveil full-scale Cranergy Fuel Stations in Miami, Chicago and Philadelphia to dispense free samples of its Cranergy Energy Juice Drink.
According to a study from Yankelovich MONITOR 2008, 50% of Americans are reportedly too tired to do the things they enjoy. Between Simmons’ pep and the invigorating taste of Cranergy Energy Juice Drink, the tour will give Americans the healthy lift they need to enjoy the extra hours of daylight this spring.
Ocean Spray Cranergy Energy Juice Drinks are made with green tea extract, which is a natural source of caffeine; five B-vitamins, which support healthy energy production; and vitamin C, which can help boost immunity.
While Simmons invigorates the crowd with his lively aerobics routines and spirited panache, fuel station attendants will pump more than 70,000 samples, amounting to more than 5,000 gallons of Cranergy Energy Juice Drink as well as distribute Ocean Spray’s Craisins Sweetened Dried Cranberries 100-Calorie Packs.
Drank begins distribution in Mississippi
HOUSTON Innovative Beverage Holdings’ “extreme relaxation beverage” has entered the Mississippi market.
Innovative’s beverage, called drank, will be distributed by Anheuser-Busch partner Mitchelle Distributing Co. As a full-service distributor operating in the region since 1947, and Anheuser-Busch wholesaler since 1953, Mitchell brings beverages to more than 1,000 on-and-off-premise accounts in the Meridian, Leland, Columbus, and Tupelo, Miss.markets, affording drank valuable shelf space at a host of convenience stores, groceries and other retailers throughout the region.
“We are very excited about bringing drank into our network.,”said Manny Mitchell, owner and president, Mitchell Distributing Company. “They have essentially created a new beverage category, an innovation we can leverage to create an additional revenue stream. Not only does drank offer our consumers a functional, non-alcoholic beverage with superior taste, it also comes with impressive national marketing support and dedicated customers.”
Earlier this month, Innovative announced it began distribution in Southwest Missouri.