August 12, 2016

12/08/2016: Industry effects following US wheat flour recall

According to Josh Sosland on Food Business News the aftermath of a wheat flour recall in late April was still being felt in late June. Many food product recalls were issued by some of the largest US packaged foods companies, including Kellogg Co, Mars Chocolate North America and Frito-Lay North America.
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All of these finished product recalls have come from a single flour recall issued in late April by Grain Craft. As the situation has unfolded, Grain Craft as well as other milling companies have adopted new procedures in order to reduce the chances of another disruptive event.

Chattanooga-based Grain Craft notified the Food and Drug Administration on April 26, 2016 that sampling by a customer discovered peanut traces in cookies.

“Subsequent analysis revealed the source of the peanut residue to be its soft red winter wheat flour,” the FDA. said. 

“Afterward, Grain Craft analysed additional samples of the flour and encountered mixed results, with some samples testing positive and others testing negative. As a result, in consultation with the FDA, Grain Craft issued a recall of flour that could have contained traces of peanut. In the days the followed, FDA investigators did not find peanuts in Grain Craft flour samples.”

Read more HERE.

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