Kroger recalls pet food due to possible contamination
CINCINNATI — Kroger recalled select packages of pet food sold in some of its retail stores because the products may contain aflatoxin, a naturally occurring toxic chemical byproduct from the growth of a certain fungus.
The recall affects Kroger stores in 17 states, as well as Dillons and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri; Baker’s stores in Nebraska; Food 4 Less stores in Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana (Chicago area); and Jay C, Hilander, Owen’s, Pay Less and Scott’s stores in Illinois and Indiana.
The pet food has a sell-by date of Oct. 23 or Oct. 24, 2013. Additional details can be found at Kroger.com/recalls.
Crunchmaster expands retail distribution
LOVES PARK, Ill. — A certified gluten-free crackers brand has gained retail distribution in Walmart Supercenter stores.
Crunchmaster’s original flavor multigrain crisps now are available in 4.5-oz. boxes for a suggested retail price of $2.48. The oven-baked, 100% whole grain crisps are made with a blend of California brown rice and four seeds: sesame, quinoa, flax and amaranth.
"We’re delighted that consumers will have another option to enjoy our Crunchmaster crackers at a reasonable price by purchasing them at their local Walmart Supercenters," said Jim Garsow, Crunchmaster director of marketing. "Like all of our Crunchmaster crackers, these crisps are oven-baked, certified gluten-free, all-natural and cholesterol-free, making them an excellent heart-healthy, low-fat snack option, particularly for the growing segment of the population living a gluten-free lifestyle."
Tropolis makes eating fruit fun
CHICAGO — Tropicana is rolling out a new product for kids.
Tropicana’s Tropolis, a smooth blend of real squeezable fruit that’s packed with nutrition and offers 100% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C, is designed to assure kids are consuming enough fruits.
Tropolis will roll out in select markets late next month.
“Moms have fond memories of Tropicana from their own childhoods, and our hope is that this new nutritious snack will give them yet another way to give their children fruit goodness,” said Memo Maquivar, Tropicana VP marketing. “For kids, we want Tropicana Tropolis to be all about making fruit fun and being drawn into ‘a world of good.’”