Milk Allergen Alert on Food Lion Hard/Soft Taco Dinner Kit and Knott’s Berry Farm Cookies


April 2012 – There were two different milk allergen alerts today …

First Recall / Allergen Alert: Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s stores issued a voluntary recall this evening for one lot code of the Food Lion store brand hard/soft taco dinner due to a manufacturer error.

Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s received notification from the manufacturer of Food Lion store brand products that the Food Lion-branded hard/soft taco dinner may contain a milk allergen in chicken Caesar-flavored seasoning, which is not properly marked and was mistakenly included in the taco dinner kit by the manufacturer. After learning of the error, the stores immediately pulled the product from shelves.

The recall includes only one product – the Food Lion store brand hard/soft taco dinner – sold at Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s grocery stores with the following UPC 3582605118, lot number of ga-aug07125, and pack size of 13.4 ounces. The recall is being issued in an abundance of caution, and customers who may have purchased the recalled product are urged to return the item to their local Food Lion, Harveys or Reid’s store for a full refund.

Second Recall / Allergen Alert: Biscomerica Corp. is recalling its Knott's Berry Farm 12/8/2 display cartons as described in our product description (item numbers # 59680 Boysenberry, #59675 Blueberry, # 59670 Raspberry and # 59695 Strawberry). Each carton contains eight 2 ounce packages of Knott's Berry Farm cookies. The Knott's Berry Farm 12/8/2 cartons comes in 4 flavors Boysenberry, Blueberry, Raspberry and Strawberry, one case represents one flavor each carton represent one flavor. Each case has 12 cartons with 8 bags at 2 ounces each. This product may contain undeclared Milk. People who have allergies to Milk, run the risk of serious or life­ threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled Knott's Berry Farm 12/8/2 Boysenberry, Blueberry, Raspberry and Strawberry cookies in display cartons were distributed between August 01, 2011 and April 05, 2012. This product was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. Knott's Berry Farm 12/8/2 was distributed to Calgary, BC, American Canyon, CA, Anaheim, CA, Berkeley, CA, City Industry, CA, Commerce, CA, Concord, CA, Corona, CA, Chatsworth, CA, Encino, CA, El Cajon, CA, Irwindale, CA, Long Beach, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Napa, CA, San Jose, CA, San Leandro, CA, San Ysidro, CA, San Diego, CA, South El Monte, CA, Spring Valley, CA, Vernon, CA, Denver, CO, Miami, FL, Hilo, HI, Honolulu, HI, Indianapolis, IN, Grand Rapids, M,I Washington, MD, Gibbstown, NJ, Nassau, NS, Bronx, NY, College Point, NY, Delta, OH, Mountville, PA, North Kingstown, RI, Dallas, TX, Seattle, WA and Green Bay, WI through retail stores.

The product comes in a 16 ounce carton with 8 individual packages at 2 ounce each. Product identified as Knott's Berry farm 12/8/2 Boysenberry Cookies, Blueberry Cookies, Raspberry Cookies and Strawberry Cookies in a elongated display carton H.S" X L.10.25" X W.4.5".

Code dates with expiration date between the range of April 01, 2012 and December OS, 2012 (Example: AB040112 through AB120512) AB, BB or CB represents shift produced 08 (Month) 01 (Day) 11 (Year). Code date is located on back of bag in upper left hand corner. Outer carton code date will be represented by a white sticker located on rear of case. (Example: 1040112 through 1120512) 1, 2 or 3 represents shift 04 (month) 01 (day) 12 (year).

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

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that allergen labeling of Milk was not properly identified. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by Biscomerica's interpretation of the word "Whey". Whey is identified on all packaging, but is not clearly identified as Milk.

Production of the product has been suspended until FDA and the Biscomerica are certain that the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry, Blueberry, Raspberry or Strawberry 12/8/2 purchased in display form, are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Biscomerica Corp. at (909)877-5997 Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm PT.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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